Mumbai: After all the hiccups and mess 2020 brought for Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, following the death of her alleged boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, the industry seemed supporting the traumatized young star, which now has proven to be nothing but empty posturing.
When everyone thought Rhea’s career was over in Bollywood due to the accusations and media trials she faced, the 28-year-old came out stronger and was soon cast in a big film ‘Chehre’ prominently featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, even Annu Kapoor and Bengali actor Dhritiman Chatterjee. Where this project was expected to pave her way back to Bollywood, the newly released poster was nothing sort of a snub for her.
Rhea seems to have been deliberately left out from the first poster of ‘Chehre’, which comes as a big blow to her plans to quietly make a comeback to cinema this year.
According to a close friend of hers, “Not even in her wildest dream had Rhea anticipated this snub. After all that she had gone through in 2020 she was somehow trying to piece together her life again…only to be rudely awakened to the reality. She is not welcome in Bollywood, it seems.”
The friend further said, “After what she went through, do you think this snub would shatter her? Not at all. She has fought many hurdles during the last year. She would fight this one too.”
Meanwhile, the question still stand if Rhea’s role will suffer the same fate as her being removed from the poster of ‘Chehre’? Or would she be spared at least that indignity?
The most surprising part of this incident is director Rumi Jaffrey’s silence as he is known to be a close friend of Rhea and had supported her at a time when the entertainment industry kept mum.
“Rumi Jaffrey had no say in the matter. He was not consulted about the date of release of ‘Chehre’. Or about Rhea going missing from the poster,” said a source.