Reacting to the viral kiss between Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi in 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani', Hema Malini said she is happy for her husband
L-Hema Malini; R- Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi
Karan Johar's latest offering 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani' has been making the right noise ever since it was released on July 28. Audiences particularly took a n interest in the romantic track between Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi and the kiss they share onscreen in the presence of their family. Now, Dharmendra's wife and actress Hema Malini was quizzed about the much-discussed kiss and how she reacted to it.
Hema Malini was in New Delhi for the launch event of her brother RK Chakravarty's autobiography, Galloping Decades. Asked about the viral kiss, Hema Malini laughed and told Times Now, "I have not seen it.” She added, “I am sure people have loved the film. I am so happy for Dharam ji, because he loves to be in front of the camera all the time. He loves it.”
Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi play long-lost lovers who are reunited by their grandchildren. Their romantic track runs parallel to that of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.
Two days back during the success meet of 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani', Dharmendra spoke about the kiss. When Ranveer Singh egged him to talk about 'woh wala scene; the senior actor cheekily said, "Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the premiere, but I’ve received a lot of messages from people. Maine bola, ‘Yaar, yeh toh mere daaye haath ka kaam hai (I can do this in my sleep).” As the rest of the cast of the film laughed, Dharmendra added, “Baaye haath se karwana hai, woh bhi karwa lo (I can do it effortlessly).”
As for Shabana in an interview with Zoom said that shooting the scene was ‘never an issue’, and noted that crowds have been ‘laughing and cheering’ in theatres during the scene. “It is true that I haven’t kissed much on screen before. But who wouldn’t want to kiss a man as handsome as Dharmendra?” she said.
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani opened to Rs 11.1 crore at the Indian box office. In the first week, the film collected around Rs 73 crore. The film also stars Jaya Bachchan, Tota Roy Chowdhury, and Churni Ganguly in important roles.