Rhea Chakraborty, who has largely kept away from media glare after her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June last year, shared a slightly out-of-focus picture of herself reading Rabindranath Tagore’s collection of poems, Gitanjali. She added the hashtag ‘keeping the faith’ along with her Instagram post.“ ‘The question and the cry ‘oh, where?’ melt into tears of a thousand streams and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance, ‘I AM!’ - Rabindranath Tagore , Gitanjali #keepingthefaith,” she wrote in her caption. Shibani Dandekar was quick to comment, “love you,” along with a heart emoji. Fans also showered praise on Rhea. “Wow mam. You are inspiration for girls like me. Keep rocking. More power to you,” one wrote, while another called her a ‘survivor’. “Hope the smile comes to your face soon,” a third commented. In September last year, Rhea was arrested on a drugs-related charge in the case and spent nearly a month in Byculla jail before being released on bail.
Her brother, Showik Chakraborty, also spent time in jail on similar charges. Rhea will be seen next in Rumi Jaffery’s Chehre, but she was missing from the posters. Her name was also not mentioned in the list of cast members. However, she made an appearance in the trailer. On being asked about Rhea’s absence from the posters as well as promotions, producer Anand Pandit told IndianExpress.com, “Tell me, whose film is it? It’s Mr (Amitabh) Bachchan and Emraan (Hashmi)’s film. So, my focus has to be on them. Then there are other artistes. My focus cannot be on the other artistes. My focus has to be on my lead actors. That’s one. So, I cannot promote my smaller artistes. ”While Chehre was set to release in theatres earlier this month, it has been delayed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, the actress was spotted with 83 actor Saqib Saleem at the ferry dock near Gateway of India last Friday. Both Saqib and Rhea were coming back from Alibaug after celebrating the actor’s birthday. Renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra also joined both of them as they arrived together from Alibaug. In the pictures, Rhea was snapped wearing a plain t-shirt with denim and slippers. She donned a face mask with dark glasses and completed her outfit with a big boho chic red bag.