Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi-starrer film Chehraane will hit the cinema halls on April 30, almost a year after its original release. Chehere was scheduled to be released in July 2020, but was delayed due to a coronovirus-induced lockdown that forced the closure of the cinema hall.
Bachchan and the rest of the team tweeted the mystery-thriller release date with their new poster on Tuesday, which featured the primary cast, excluding Riya Chakraborty. Despite the actor showing off his look from the film almost two years ago, the makers of Shera not only chose the poster but also the official announcement note.
Looked at his face a lot, but today saw his own face,
Many questions in the eyes, guard the mind. – Rumi Jaffrey @Amitabh Bachchan @Atheleramaran #RumJaffery @anandpandit @ Shannukapur @ Shruti.Coach @Siddhinathkapur @raghubir_y @anandpanditmotionpictures # SaraswatiFilm #Shahr #APMP pic.twitter.com/4RBBIpVFVc
– Riya Chakraborty (@ Tweet2Rhea) 1 July 2019
Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi both tagged the rest of the main cast except Riya Chakraborty in their social media posts about the film’s release date.
T 3823 #Shahr se bada koi naqaab nahi hota! Uncover the real #Shahr, The much-awaited mystery-thriller in theaters on 30-April 2021#FaceTheGame @emraanhashmi @ anandpandit63 #RumyJafry @annukapoor_ @krystledsouza @Siddhnath Kapoor #Raghubiryaadava #Dhritamanavchaterjee # SaraswatiFilm pic.twitter.com/qsjQKYvJb5
– Amitabh Bachchan (@ Mr.Bachchan) 23 February, 2021
The producers, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Pvt Ltd, are yet to make a statement about Rhea’s specific exclusion from Sheher’s public announcement.
Shehar is directed by Rumi Jaffrey, who maintains that she is quite close to Riya. In fact, after Riya’s actor boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June last year, Rumi revealed that he was about to direct a romantic film with real life. Months later, in December, Rumi Jaffrey even told Spotboye that Riya would return to films later this year.
Within a month of Sushant’s demise, Riya Chakraborty found herself in the midst of a storm as the late actor’s family accused her of canceling his death. The legal case against him soon took a political turn with national agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) investigating Sushant’s death.
Riya was taken into custody by the NC on September 8 in a drug case involving Sushant’s death. He was granted bail after about a month in Byculla Jail. The actor was at the end of a social media trial and frequent online trolling.