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HindustanTimes Mon,28 Jul 2014

Kiss with Kangana Ranaut was just a typical lip-lock: Marco Canadea

Vibha Kumar, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 03, 2014
First Published: 17:10 IST(3/6/2014) | Last Updated: 11:43 IST(4/6/2014)

Kangana Ranaut’s character in Queen may have been swept off her feet by the much-talked-about kiss from that hot Italian chef, but Switzerland-based Marco Canadea, who played the latter, tells us in a rare interview that it was a ‘typical lip-to-lip and nothing more’! What was it like to kiss Kangana and how would you rate her as a kisser on a scale of 1 to 10? Did you feel attracted to her?
Hmm ... tricky question. No, honestly you can’t really rate that kiss. We did it exactly as it was in the script. A ­typical screen kiss, lip-to-lip, nothing more. To rate it, we would have had to go further! Kangana is an attractive woman but the relationship was purely professional.

Read: Kangana Ranaut's Queen is copied from my story: Abhigyan Jha

How did (director) Vikas Bahl stumble upon you?
My agent was approached. I travelled to London for the first audition, and then I was recalled for a second audition, where I met Vikas. He then called me to meet him at his hotel, where he offered me the part. We had lunch and he said Kangana had watched the tapes back in India and she wanted to work with me. So Vikas picked me, but Kangana had her say in the process too. I remember, Vikas looked at me during lunch with a big smile, and said, “you will be the one who kisses her”. I looked at Kangana’s photo and thought, “nice”!

How was the experience of being in a Bollywood film?
I think it’s pretty much a universal process. The only thing that was a first for me was that I didn’t understand much of what people around me were saying. It was funny when they would start talking in English and finish the sentence in Hindi!

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