"Abhi woh apne haadse se nikal hi rahi hai... She's just getting out of her trauma," Writer-Director Rumi Jaffrey says, making it clear that Rhea Chakraborty will not be promoting their upcoming film, Chehre.
The film, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, was shot just before Rhea's boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput passed away last June.
Rumi never thought Rhea would become such a controversial part of Chehre.
"To be honest, she doesn't have that much to do in Chehre. So those who go to see my film in the hope of getting a good look at Rhea are in for a disappointment. The main focus is Bachchansaab and Emraan's jugalbandi. Their interaction is what gives the film its tense appeal," he tells Subhash K Jha.
"Bachchansaab will surprise you," he adds.
"His passion for creating new characters and breaking fresh grounds in every film are on display in Chehre. Most directors want to work with Bachchansaab, so they can have his name on their bio-data. But I want to work with him to show much I still have to do with him."
No date has been fixed yet for the theatrical release of Chehre.
Producer Anand Pandit has gone to the USA to see his newborn grandson. The release date will be announced when he returns.