Source: HT News Service
Published on: August 7, 2023


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In Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi portray characters who, as former lovers, share a stolen kiss upon reuniting.

Shabana Azmi has talked about her kiss scene with Dharmendra in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani and also her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar’s reaction to the same. Shabana has said Javed wasn’t bothered about her kiss scene at all but it was her behaviour while watching the film that left him amused, as told to Zoom.  

Shabana and Dharmendra play old flames in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani who share a quick kiss upon their reunion. Shabana plays Rani’s grandmother while Dharmendra plays Rocky’s grandfather in the film.

Shabana Azmi opens up about kissing Dharmendra

Talking about the kiss, Shabana Azmi told Zoom, “I never thought it would create such a fuss! People are laughing and cheering when we do the kiss. While shooting it was never an issue. It is true that I haven’t kissed much on screen before. But who wouldn’t want to kiss a man as handsome as Dharmendra?”

Shabana reveals Javed Akhtar’s reaction

When asked about Javed’s reaction to it, she said, “Oh he was not bothered. But what bothered him was my rowdy behaviour. Throughout the film I was applauding, whistling, cheering and shouting. He was like, ‘I don’t know this woman sitting next to me.’ I went insane with excitement.”

Karan Johar on shooting the scene

Earlier, Karan also confirmed that filming the kiss scene was no big deal on the sets. He told Film Companion in an interview, “Shabana ji is a trooper. She is a master actor, she is a ‘baap’ actor as they say. There was no debate, no question. Dharam ji was like, ‘haan theek hai karna hai, fine (its okay, it is to be done, fine)’. Two great veterans, performing with absolute aplomb, no questions asked. It was glorious to see them.”

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani stars Ranveer Singh as Rocky Randhawa, Alia Bhatt as Rani Chatterjee and Jaya Bachchan is in the role of Dharmendra’s wife Dhanalakshmi Randhawa. The film opened well in theatres and has collected ₹60 crore in five days of its release.

Disclaimer: Except for the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service