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Karan Johar Opens Up On Kissing Scene Between Dharmendra And Shabana Azmi In 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani': It Was Just Glorious To See Them

Karan Johar has finally spoken about the kissing scene between Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi in 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani'. The film released in theatres on July 28.

Karan Johar, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi
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Filmmaker Karan Johar is back as director and how. He has recreated magic yet again on screen after a gap of seven years. Everyone is praising his recently released film, 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani' starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh as leads. The romantic comedy has everything-from drama to romance to heartbreaks. There is a scene between veteran actor Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi where both are seen sharing a passionate liplock. The scene has created a stir on social media. Karan has finally opened up about it. 

Karan told Film Companion that neither Dharmendra nor Shabana Azmi questioned him about the scene and it was not hard for him to convince them. 

He said, "Shabana ji is a trooper. She is a master actor. What an actor, she is a baap actor (great actor). There was no question. Dharam ji (Dharmendra) was like 'Haan karna hai toh karna hai (if it has to be done, it has to be done)'."

KJo added, "Two great veterans just performing with absolute aplomb, no questions asked. I needed it to be a peck; that was what I wanted. One of my all-time favourites is Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar (from the 1961 film Hum Dono) and it had to be their song because that's what she says in the dialogue about 'Mall Road pe woh walks, hum dono ka woh re-run, humara woh favourite gana (Mall Road walks, our re-run, our favourite song). And that became the thematic kind of connection of Rocky (Ranveer) and Rani (Alia) as well. It was just glorious to see them (Dharmendra and Shabana)."

Recently, in an interview with News18, Dharmendra also opened up about the scene. He said, ''We understood it and I realised that it was something that the film required and wasn’t forcefully put in and I said I will do it. Also, I believe there is no age for romance. Age is just a number and two people irrespective of age will show their love for each other by kissing. Shabana and I both did not feel any kind of awkwardness while doing it as it was very aesthetically shot.”

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