Aishwarya on her onscreen kisses: Social comfort comes with changing times
Much has been said about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s steamy scenes and kisses in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that hit theatres on Friday. The former Miss World’s has now shared her thoughts about kissing and intimacy in movies.
In an interview to Filmfare, Aishwarya said, “When Bride And Prejudice happened. It had a kiss in the script. But I said Gurinder (Chadha) we can avoid it because it isn’t crucial to your story. And you don’t miss it between Martin Henderson and me at all. During that phase, I also did ‘Shabd’. There wasn’t a kiss but there was intimacy shown by a female director (Leena Yadav). (Laughs) We filmed it in a way and joked that it could be my show reel to the West. I was okay with projecting intimacy without contact. Because I knew how much a kiss with me would be discussed.”
“We came to Dhoom, 10 years into my career, by which point a kiss had become a familiar sight. So with the changing times, you consider what could be shocking or not with a sense of responsibility. A social and visual comfort comes with the changing times. You gauge that keeping your comfort space in mind. When I did the kiss in Dhoom, we decided to treat it in a scene. There’s a dialogue in the kiss. It’s not like there’s a crescendo music and just a kiss. Hrithik and I don’t run into each other’s arms.”, she added.
Now that’s interesting!
On a related note, Karan Johar’s ADHM that also stars Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan hit theatres on Friday.
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