Shabana Azmi Reveals How Javed Akhtar Reacted To Her Kiss With Dharmendra In Rocky Aur Rani

Dharmendra and Shabana in a scene from the film. (Courtesy: Twitter)

New Delhi:

After Dharmendra and Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi shared her ideas on the on-screen kiss with Dharmendra in Karan Johar’s directorial Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. The movie launched in theatres final Friday and ever since its launch, the on-screen kiss between the 2 veteran actors has turn out to be the speak of the city. Requested concerning the kiss, Shabana Azmi informed Zoom in a latest interview, “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?”

Requested concerning the response of her husband and veteran-lyricist Javed Akhtar to the scene, Shabana Azmi informed Zoom, “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.”

Shabana Azmi additionally stated that she has been receiving overwhelming messages from many individuals because the movie launched. That is the primary time she has labored with Karan Johar. Praising the director’s imaginative and prescient, Shabana Azmi stated, “It’s a completely new experience for me. The kind of enthusiastic messages I am getting about my role, the film is being appreciated by sections who normally look down on commercial cinema. This is the first time I’ve been in a Karan Johar film. The amount of subtext the normally snooty sections of Indians are reading into Karan’s film is nothing short of astonishing.”

A day earlier than Karan Johar addressed this kiss throughout his dialog with movie critic Anupama Chopra for one of many periods of Film Companion. Requested if he took time to persuade Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi for the scene, Karan Johar stated to Anupama Chopra, “Shabanaji (Azmi) is a trooper. She’s a master actor. She’s a “baap” actor as they say. There’s no debate, no question. Dharam ji was like, ‘haan theek hai karna hai, fine’. (It was) two great veterans, performing with absolute aplomb, no questions asked. It was glorious to see them.”

Dharmendra additionally talked to News 18 to share his ideas concerning the kiss. He stated, “I am hearing that Shabana and I have surprised the audience with the kissing scene, and at the same time they have even applauded it. I think people weren’t expecting it and it came very suddenly which is why it created an impact. The last time I did a kissing scene was in Life In A Metro with Nafisa Ali and at that time too people had appreciated it.”

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani marks Karan Johar’s return to the director’s seat after seven years of his final movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh have re-kindled their on-screen romance within the film after Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.

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