Director of Chehre, Rumi Jaffery has been tested positive for COVID -19. Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi led film is slated for release this Friday, 27 August. Owing to this, the filmmaker is unable to participate in the promotional activities of the movie. He spoke to ETimes and also mentioned that all the work around the film is already done.
The filmmaker told, “I was in Hyderabad for my daughter’s wedding and all my friends including Neetu Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and many other friends attended the wedding which was held in the first week of August. I thank God that I contracted the disease only on August 15. All those who came to the wedding went home safe,” talking about contracting the virus.
He further added, “Luckily for me all the work around the film has been completed including the promos and other things were done earlier as the film was slated to release in April so there was nothing to worry about that department too.”
At present Rumi is in quarantine, he mentioned, “If I test negative I will be able to come to Mumbai or else will watch the film in Hyderabad on its release day.”
He further shared, “Amitabh Bachchan always believed in my talent and told me to go ahead and work on the subject with the promise that he will be part of my film. He kept his word. There is not much for a director in a comedy and it is a thriller that is challenging and gives the filmmaker to prove his mettle. ‘Chehre’ is one such film for me.” Speaking up on been typecast as a writer and his wish to alter that prevalent image.