Anil Kapoor, Surveen Chawla kiss on ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’
It was a recreation of the kissing scene the duo originally enacted for the second season of the thriller series in which the 59-year-old actor plays the lead role of Anti-Terrorist Unit Officer Jai Singh Rathod.
Host Manish Paul, who is known for his antics on the stage, brought two big sunflowers and covered the actors while they were enacting the kiss, making the audience break into peals of laughter.
‘24 season 2’ began airing from July 22 and the kissing scene between Anil Kapoor and Surveen was much talked about. However, both the actors were quite cool about it as they kissed their respective co-stars on-screen previously.
"I've kissed in my films when there has been a need to. In ‘24’, a lip-lock was needed. So we went ahead and did it. About time we stopped making a fuss about these things. The content in ‘24’ is not juvenile. We are looking at a series which has certain international standards to uphold," Anil was earlier quoted as saying.
Surveen, however, initially felt hesitant to kiss the senior actor, but ultimately she is an actress and did it as the script demanded.
“I did tell Abhinay (Deo, director) sir that I was feeling awkward and nervous. I have kissed on screen before, but there was a feeling of hesitation because technically, Anil sir is my father’s age. Of course, I would be ashamed to say this to him as he’s hot at 59! I psyched myself for around five minutes before the shot. I know as an actor I would kiss a piece of furniture if I was told to do so. Moreover, it was a closed set. Everyone was professional and serious. There was no giggling around. People should stop making such a hullabaloo about kissing in films or TV. Just look at the West,” she had told a leading entertainment portal.