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Maria would’ve left me if I kissed on-screen: Arshad Warsi

IANS   February 10, 2013
First Published: 16:23 IST(10/2/2013) | Last Updated: 02:12 IST(11/2/2013)
Actor Arshad Warsi believes he will never be comfortable doing bold scenes on the big screen but says he made an exception for the kissing scene with Vidya Balan in Ishqiya because he and wife Maria Goretti were confident about Vishal Bhardwaj.

Had he been in serial kisser Emraan Hashmi’s shoes, Maria would have left him long ago, said the actor, who made a mark with his role as the lovable Circuit in the Munnabhai series.

“Like any other wife, she would not like to share her husband with anybody. So let us put it this way, if I was in Emraan’s shoes, Maria would have left me long time back. If I had to do a whole lot of smooching scenes, she would have dumped me,” Arshad said.
“Even I can’t do that! It’s just that in Ishqiya, Maria didn’t stop me because she was very clear that it was Vishal’s movie... there was no cheapness,” he added.

Nevertheless, he sets the record straight about his own comfort level with intimate scenes. “I am not comfortable doing bold scenes and I don’t think I will ever be. I palpitate, I sweat and I get nightmares. Till the time that one kiss scene with Vidya, didn’t get over, I was on gas,” he quipped. In his forthcoming film Zilla Ghaziabad, however, he says he has a “very sensuous scene” with Minissha Lamba.

“But there is no nudity, no kissing... nothing,” said Arshad, adding that “it was choreographed very well. It looks good”. He is excited about playing a negative role in the political action-thriller, releasing Feb 22. “It’s exciting because for the first time. I am excited about that and the people are quite amazed to see me in that space,” he added. 
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