Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor‘s chemistry in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is total sexbomb material, but there’s no kissing. Rumours have been going around that the reason is because the Bachchans are not too comfortable with their bahu kissing on-screen, but Aishwarya has a pretty valid explanation to give. In an interview to Filmfare, here’s what she said about doing intimate scenes –
When 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. During that phase, I also did Shabd. There wasn’t a kiss but there was intimacy shown by a female director (Leena Yadav). (Laughs) 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. 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.