If he had girls swooning over his lean physique in I Hate Luv Storys, it is learnt that Imran Khan is going to set the screen ablaze with his next release, Break Ke Baad. Reason: his chemistry with the lissome Deepika Padukone is believed to be raising the temperatures despite the chilling confines of the air-conditioned post-production suites. And the highlight of their chemistry is a long kissing sequence in the Kunal Kohli production.
Considering that Khan and Padukone are shown to be a couple in a relationship for a few years, director Danish Aslam felt that it was natural that physical intimacy be an important part of their being a lovesome twosome in front of the camera. While that would have taken time if the actors had been paired up together, the fact that they are good friends in reality helped establish that comfort in their onscreen relationship.
“So when it came to getting very touchy and cuddly, Imran and Deepika showed no inhibitions in bringing out the conviction of a couple in a relationship for years in the film,” says our source, adding, “In fact, Kirron Kher’s line, where she remarks that the honeymoon for the couple doesn’t seem to end was put in later, considering the kind of intimacy they share during the course of the film.”
Interestingly, despite Kher’s character cribbing about their getting too touchy, Khan and Deepika kiss under a table in the house. “Apart from being an intimate scene, there’s also an element of comedy considering the lead-up to the kiss under the table, which shows how in real life too, couples sometimes sneak away for their private moment or two,” says our source.
Declining to comment particularly on the lip-lock, Khan said that he and Deepika became good friends soon after they started shooting for the film. “So the camaraderie reflects in our portrayal of our characters. As actors, it’s our job to play the parts to perfection, without any inhibitions,” was all he was willing to say.