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Ahana Kumra on Prakash Jha making her uncomfortable: ‘The remark was purely about a scene, not on me’

Ahana Kumra reacts to reports that Prakash Jha made her uncomfortable during the shoot of Lipstick Under My Burkha when he dropped by while she shot an intimate scene.

bollywood Updated: May 16, 2019 14:53 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Ahana Kumra in a still from Lipstick Under My Burkha,

Actress Aahana Kumra says she was “uncomfortable” with a remark made by filmmaker Prakash Jha during the shooting of Lipstick Under My Burkha, but the comment was on a scene and not on her.

Aahana has said this after a buzz that Jha made her uncomfortable while filming an intimate scene in the film, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. It was the first time that the 34-year-old actress was shooting such a scene and was conscious herself. “My director Alankrita Shrivastava made sure that all the intimate scenes were shot in a closed set with few people around. Prakash Jha happened to drop by while I was shooting with my co-star Vikrant Massey. Since I had never shot an intimate scene before that, it was difficult to get in the right zone,” Aahana said.

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“Since he is also a director, he had a suggestion regarding the scene, but I wanted to hear it from my director, Alankrita. He was on the set for a while, and after he left, we continued to shoot and also implemented his suggestion,” she added.

Aahana felt a recent comment made on the incident by her was “blown out of proportion”. “Mr. Jha has been extremely respectful of all of us actors at every time that we have met him... It’s not right to drag his name unnecessarily. The remark was not on me. It was regarding the scene purely,” Aahana said.

Asked about what the remark was, the actress said: “I am not comfortable sharing that.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: May 16, 2019 14:51 IST