Saturday, July 14, 2007
Tulip Joshi was so scared of hurting co-actor Kunal Khemu that she even apologised for it! We've heard of people getting scared of being slapped but this time the slapper got scared! Actress Tulip Joshi, while enacting a scene in Ashtavinayak's untitled production got terrified of hurting her co-actor Kunal Khemu and rushed through her slapping scene - and kept on apologising to Kunal for it.
Narrating the incident, Tulip says, "In the film directed by Rohit Jugraj, I play the orphan Mausam who wants to be a journalist while Kunal plays my friend. In that particular scene, I am emotionally disturbed about something and I have to slap Kunal hard. I was uncomfortable doing this scene. To me, it's a sign of weakness. I managed to get it done in one take."
But that wasn't all. "I felt so bad that I hurt Kunal that I apologised to him again and again. Fortunately he wasn't hurt and took the slap peacefully. He's good co-star and makes things easier - is chilled out, energetic and calm." Tulip says, "I think being physically abusive with someone is a sign of weakness." Has she slapped someone in real life? "Yes, lots of times.
I was a tomboy when I was a kid and if anyone messed around with me I would slap him/her. As a child I didn't think slapping was violent. Since my boyfriend is an ex-commando I know how to take care of myself." Tulip loves to go rappelling. "Yes I'm going this weekend with a bunch of friends near Aamby Valley. I was a national athlete. I have even gone rappelling abroad."