Shah Rukh Khan the ‘Badashah of Bollywood’ is renowned for his never kissing on screen rule since he has entered the industry, however he broke his rule for the recently released Yash Chopra romantic epic ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. The megastar says he carried out the kiss as the script demanded it.
"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," Khan revealed at the recent Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2012.
"I will be very honest. Adi, 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." The 47 year old actor joked. "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," Khan went on to further exclaim.
Describing kissing on screen as mechanical, the King Khan went on to state "It is very mechanical with 100 people telling you what to do. It’s very odd. I don’t even do photo-shoots 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.”
Khan who described the film as ‘extremely special’, had a very close relationship with the late famed director Yash Chopra who suddenly passed away on October 21st of this year.