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Shabana Azmi Reveals Husband Javed Akhtar's Reaction To Her Kissing Dharmendra In ‘RRKPK’

Shabana Azmi has now opened up about her kiss scene with Dharmendra in ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’.

Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi in ‘RRKPK’
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‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ features Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi as old lovers who steal a kiss when they meet. Now Azmi has revealed that her husband Javed Akhtar wasn't bothered about her kiss scene at all but instead was amused with her behavior while watching the film. 

For the unversed, Shabana and Dharmendra play old flames. While the former is seen as Rani's grandmother, Dharmendra plays Rocky's grandfather in the film.

Talking about the kiss, Shabana Azmi told Zoom, “I never thought it would create such a fuss! People are laughing and cheering when we kiss. While shooting it was never an issue. It is true that I haven’t kissed much on screen before. But who wouldn’t want to kiss a man as handsome as Dharmendra?”

When asked about Javed's reaction to her onscreen kiss, she said, “Oh he was not bothered. But what bothered him was my rowdy behaviour. Throughout the film I was applauding, whistling, cheering and shouting. He was like, ‘I don’t know this woman sitting next to me.’ I went insane with excitement.”

Earlier, Karan also mentioned how filming the kiss scene was no big deal on the sets. He told Film Companion, “Shabana ji is a trooper. She is a master actor, she is a ‘baap’ actor as they say. There was no debate, no question. Dharam ji was like, ‘haan theek hai karna hai, fine (its okay, it is to be done, fine)’. Two great veterans, performing with absolute aplomb, no questions asked. It was glorious to see them.”

‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, apart from Ranveer Singh as Rocky Randhawa and Alia Bhatt as Rani Chatterjee, features Jaya Bachchan in the role of Dharmendra's wife Dhanalakshmi Randhawa. The film has collected ₹60 crore in five days of its release.

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