It has been a stressful week for everyone with covid cases rising all over India. In Maharashtra, just when the cinema halls were all set to get the ball rolling, the fear of lockdown has spread a pall of gloom again. Theatre owners collectively worked to pressurize producers not to release movies on OTT platforms. Some of them supported, Rajkumar Rao- Jahanvi Kapoor starrer Roohi for instance and surprised all with its box-office collection, Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar though appreciated by the media, unfortunately, opened to empty cinema halls.
Not surprising therefore, that Haathi Mere Saathi and a few Hollywood biggies have postponed releases. Not Anand Gupta, producer of Chhehre scheduled for April end release. Director Rumi Jaffery feels privileged that he had the opportunity of working with Amitabh Bachchan both as a writer/ Bade Miyan Chotte Miyan and as a director/ God Tussi Great Ho. Jaffery shares that Bachchan is the easiest actor to work with and makes everyone around him comfortable. This is the first time Bachchan and Emran Hashmi are coming together and the first film where music composers / Vishal-Shekhar have collaborated 107 musicians, across globe united in Prague to record live symphony exactly like the olden times.
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