Chehre director Rumy Jafry tests Covid positive; currently in quarantine

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Chehre director Rumy Jafry has tested Covid-19 positive. He confirmed it to Times of India. The filmmaker is thankful to God that he didn’t contract the virus during his daughter’s wedding. He said, “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.”

He is not being able to participate in the promotions of Chehre. He said, all the work around the film has been completed including the promos and other things as the film was slated to release in April. He is currently under quarantine and will undergo a test again later this week. He said if he tests negative he will be able to come to Mumbai or else will watch Chehre in Hyderabad. Chehre is releasing in theatres on August 27.


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On the film, Rumy said that Amitabh Bachchan always believed in his talent and told him to go ahead and work on the subject and promised that he will be part of the film. The actor kept his word.

We wish Rumy a speedy recovery and hopes he gets back to work soon.

Chehre also stars Emraan Hashmi and Rhea Chakraborty in pivotal roles. The film went through a lot of backlash, scrutiny as it featured Rhea. In a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, producer Anand Pandit said, “As far as Rhea is concerned, she is an actress and she has done a fantastic job in our film. Then why we had to bother about what is happening in her personal life. We cannot combine these two things. They are two separate things. It’s unfortunate that in her personal life, she has gone through a lot of turmoil and all our sympathy is with her. But because of that our film will gain or face loss, or we will get traction, I don’t think so.”

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