Rajkumar Rao slaps Vidya Balan thrice while shooting for Humari Adhuri Kahani

  • Jigar Shah, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 04, 2015 13:58 IST

Acting is not always about travelling to exotic locations and wearing designer outfits. The job can also prove to be physically taxing at times. And Vidya Balan might vouch for that. For a scene depicting domestic violence in her upcoming film, the actor was slapped three times by her co-star, Rajkumar Rao.

An insider from the set says, “Rajkumar plays Vidya’s husband in the film. While the slap was part of the script, no one was expecting him to actually hit her. Usually, when it comes to actions such as these, actors just shoot make-believe scenes. The camera makes it all look real. So, when he slapped her for the first time, everyone was shocked.” Apparently, the scene required three retakes, which is why Vidya was slapped thrice. Director Mohit Suri tells us that even he wasn’t expecting this. “I actually jumped out of my seat, but then I realised that Vidya was holding the scene well. That’s when it donned on me that both the actors had planned this in advance to make the scene look authentic,” he explains.

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