Mumbai: Impartial filmmaker Lom Harsh was planning to forged actress Rhea Chakraborty in his forthcoming movie, however not anymore. Casting the girlfriend of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput underneath the given circumstances might harm the sentiment of his followers, feels the filmmaker.
“This is my second feature film and we were planning to cast Rhea Chakraborty. The film was being planned since 2018. We were about to start our shoot this year but the pandemic happened, so it got delayed. Rhea was among those actresses who were considered for the female lead of the yet-untitled film. We are completely done with pre-production work and planning to start shooting soon. She was being considered by the producers and the casting team. But after Sushant’s death and the current situation, we have decided not to cast her anymore in this film,” Lom Harsh advised IANS.
He explains his resolution: “We are a country full of people with sentiments and religious values. Today the sentiments are with Sushant Singh Rajput. So I think we should respect the audience’s verdict. We don’t want to hurt anybody’s sentiment, especially his fans. That’s why we have decided not to cast her.”
Lom Harsh additionally opened up in regards to the character Rhea was being thought-about for in his movie. “The film deals with the medical profession and we were planning to cast Rhea as a doctor, who is also the female protagonist of the film,” he stated.
Did the filmmaker personally method Rhea for the position or converse to her concerning the identical? He replied: “We have dedicated casting directors in our company. We send them a list of actors we were looking forward to cast. Rhea was in the probable list of the selected candidates, but we dropped the idea after all this happened. I personally never spoke to her for the role or for any discussion regarding the film.”
This resolution by the filmmaker comes at a time when a authorized battle is occurring surrounding the dying of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The late actor’s father KK Singh, in his FIR lodged with Patna Police after Sushant’s dying, has accused Rhea with abetment to suicide amongst different costs. Netizens are additionally sad with Rhea, who has been the topic of steady criticism and trolling on social media.
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