When Yash Chopra forced Shahrukh to kiss Katrina


Shahrukh Khan has broken the taboo in his latest film, ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’. Guess what, he has kissed his co-star Katrina Kaif in the movie. Shahrukh Khan had two inhibitions, not to kiss his co-star in movies and secondly, he will never ride a horse. But he has made an exception for ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ by kissing his ladylove Katrina Kaif in the movie. SRK said that it was the demand of the script.

"I had a couple of rules actually - that I won't ride a horse and I won't kiss. Both are cumbersome. I don't know how to do both on screen," Shah Rukh said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2012 here Friday.

When JTHJ released on diwali, the social networking site is buzz about the kiss scene between SRK and Katrina Kaif. So, mediator Vir Sanghvi, on behalf of Twitterati, asked SRK: How come he kissed this time!

"I will be very honest. Adi (Aditya Chopra), Yash ji and Katrina, and I say this with all humility and thankfulness to them, that they knew I was awkward, I had issues and I am a very easy actor to work with. They are like my family and they said, 'You don't have to do this' and then they got together and they forced me and then even paid me for it."

"So... when heroines say that 'I wore a bikini because the story demanded me to', I did it (the kiss) because the story demanded it. Believe me or don't believe it," said the 47-year-old actor, who has been in showbiz for over two decades.

The actor feels doing intimate kissing on screen, is mechanical.

"It is very mechanical with 100 people telling you what to do. It's very odd. I don't even do photoshoots with heroines if it is not for my film and that is also rude, but I don't want to waste anyone's time. I find it very awkward taking my shirt off and posing. I can do it in character for film," he said.

But JTHJ was "extremely special because of Yash ji".

"He spoke to everyone and he said 'Shah Rukh, this is a requirement'," recollected Shah Rukh.

Yash Chopra died on 21st October due to dengue and multi-organ failure.


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