New Delhi: Karan Johar’s ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’ is getting love from all quarters, and there are many aspects of the film that have become a talking point. Veteran actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi’s love story is also one of the major highlights of the film. The actors’ track was a delightful surprise, and the response to it is very positive from the audience. Karan Johar recently opened up about the kissing scene between Dharmendra and Shabana and said that it was not hard to convince either of the veteran actors for the scene.
In a conversation with Film Companion, Karan Johar said that neither Dharmendra, nor Shabana asked him any questions about the scene. When asked if it was hard to convince them for the scene, he replied, “No (it was not hard to convince them). Shabana ji is a trooper. She is a master actor. What an actor, she is a baap actor. There was no question. Dharam ji was like ‘Haan karna hai toh karna hai (if it has to be done, it has to be done)’. 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).”
Karan Johar also explained why he ditched logic in the scene and showed Dharmendra getting up from his wheelchair and walking up to Shabana Azmi. “You know at one point I said, ‘Let’s go Manmohan Desai on this’. He (Dharmendra) stands up, and he sings and he walks. He is on a wheelchair, but you forget and you don’t question it… He only walks up for Shabana ji twice, when he sings Aaj Mausam and when he sang Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar, the rest is on wheelchair. My logic was – love makes him walk. Love can move mountains, why can’t it make a man walk,” he told Film Companion.
‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, also starring Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Jaya Bachchan, Tota Roy Choudhury, among others, is doing great at the box office. The film, which marks Karan Johar’s return as director after seven years, has collected Rs 53.40 crore in four days.
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