When it comes to technology and the overall film-making skills, Tamil cinema might have scaled newer heights in the past few years, but talk about a lip-lock scene and we might still find ourselves covering our faces in embarrassment.
That's exactly what Luthfudeen Baasha, who made his cinema debut with AL Vijay's Saivam, has said in one of his recent interviews.
Luthfudeen, Nassar's second son, was in the limelight when the young actor was caught locking his lips with a Singaporean actress.
Before you jump to conclusions, the lip-lock happened on the sets of his upcoming movie Parandhu Sella Vaa, being directed by Dhanapal Padmanaban.
Looks like Luthfudeen will be romancing Narelle Kheng, a Singapore-based actress, in the movie and the romantic scene was recently shot in the city.
Talking about it, Luthfudeen has said, "I think it is only in our state that lip-lock scenes are considered taboo. I had no apprehension about kissing on screen. Also, my co-star is a Singaporean, and she was comfortable with it."
The Idhu Enna Maayam actor has said it just took him a single take to get that perfect shot.
"That scene was already in the script, and so, I was prepared for it. But then, considering that it's a Tamil film, I wanted to ask the director if there was any other alternative, but even before that, the director went for the take. However, I okayed it in one take," he told Times of India.
Being the son of a respectable actor, Luthfudeen has said his parents were okay with it as they understand the professionalism behind such scenes.
"They understand it's just a film. Even violent murder scenes are shown on screen. While they are taken lightly, lip-lock becomes an issue," Luthfudeen has said.
Also starring Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathish and Karunakaran in prominent roles, Parandhu Sella Vaa is being bankrolled by P Arumaichandran.
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