The hot chemistry between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil grabbed eyeballs. And now she has revealed the real reason why she didn't kiss Ranbir Kapoor in the movie.
In a recent interview to Filmfare, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that in the past too she avoided kissing on screen if it was not required.
Read her interview below.
Aishwarya's Latest Interview
Aish said in her latest interview, "Ummm... I don't flippantly say yes to a film. I process it, discuss it with my director. On the set I'm a vocal and intelligent actor. I was never treated as a newcomer.''
Aishwarya On Sharing Her Thoughts
She added, ''Rituda, Aashu (Gowarikar), AJ (Ajay Devgn) in HDDCS, Shahrukh Khan in Josh and Mohobattein... if I want to express myself on set, no actor or director ever had me feel like you can't share your thoughts. I've been like that from day one.''
I've Had Rules: Aish
''When it comes to the comfort space, I've had rules. I was liberated in playing the reigning superstar's (SRK) sister in Josh. I loved Mansoor Ali Khan's cinema. He was ahead of his time.''
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan further added, ''In Mohobbatein I had one scene and one song with Shahrukh. It became the biggest romance. Post Chalte Chalte there was a sudden erasure of work and simultaneously a huge welcome from the West. ''
Aishwarya On Kissing
''I promised myself then that no one would decide my future. So Bride And Prejudice happened. It had a kiss in the script. But I said, ‘Gurinder (Chadha, director) 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.''
"I also did Shabd. There wasn't a kiss but there was intimacy shown by a female director (Leena Yadav). 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.''
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan further added, ''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," the diva revealed.
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is busy with the promotions of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which released today.