Actor Aishwarya, whose Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, has made an impressive start at the box office, has spoken at length about her intimate scenes with Ranbir Kapoor.
Far from being perturbed about media focus on her steamy scenes, the former Miss World said that she had done a lot more intimate scenes even in the past.
She told Filmfare, “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.
Earlier, Aishwarya had said that her on-screen romance with Ranbir Kapoor in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” was not frivolous sensuality but portrayed in a classy manner.
Aishwarya and Ranbir’s sensuous on-screen chemistry had created quite a stir ever since the trailers have been out.
When asked if there was a worry factor while doing such scenes, she said, “It is about comfort level with my director. We know how the journey of the film would be. It wasn’t (worrying). I know my character well. There was calm and ease after working for so long.”