Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani has touched everyone’s hearts. From Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s chemistry to Karan Johar’s cinematic magic, movie buffs are impressed. But the one thing that grabbed headlines for the kissing between Dharmendra and Shabana. The pictures of the same are going viral on social media. Now, filmmaker Karan Johar revealed how he executed the kissing scene and how he managed to convince them.
When asked if it was hard to convince Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi for the kissing scene. He told Film Companion, “No. Shabana ji is a trooper. She is a master actor. What an actor, she is a baap actor. There was no debate, no question. Dharam ji was like ‘Haan karna hai toh karna hai (if it has to be done, it has to be done)’. Two great veterans just performing with absolute aplomb, no questions asked. I needed it to be a peck; that was what I wanted.
“One of my all-time favourites is Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar. And it had to be their song because that’s what she says in the dialogue about ‘Mall Road pe woh walks, hum dono ka woh re-run, humara woh favourite gana (Mall Road walks, our re-run, our favourite song). And that became the thematic kind of connection between Rocky and Rani as well. It was just glorious to see them,” KJo continued.
Karan said, “At one point I said, ‘Let’s go Manmohan Desai on this’, he stands up, and he sings and he walks. He is in a wheelchair, but you forget and you don’t question it. He only walks up for Shabana ji twice, when he sings Aaj Mausam and when he sang Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar, the rest is in a wheelchair. My logic was – love makes him walk. Love can move mountains, why can’t it make a man walk.”
Earlier, Dharam Ji also spoke about the viral kissing scene and said that he was surprised by people’s reactions. He said that people must be not expecting this.