On screen lip-locks are becoming more and more commonplace in Bollywood and aren۪t considered as taboo as they used to be. Hardly any of the leading stars shy away from them these days with Ranbir Kapoor probably leading the pack after kissing nearly all of his leading ladies from Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu to Nargis Fakhri and Deepika Padukone. However, none of them were as hazardous۪ as his on screen kiss with newcomer Ileana D۪Cruz in their upcoming film Barfi!۪ during which he got injured pretty badly!
“In the shot, after the kiss, Ranbir was supposed to get up, but little did we realise that the camera equipment was very close to him. He got up and hit his head on the cutter’s stand. He got injured and had to be rushed to a doctor for stitches,” said Rucha Pathak one of the co-producers of Barfi!۪ in an interview to Bollywood Hungama.
“It was a rainy day and we had to use lighting for the shot, which is why there was a lot of equipment around. Usually, the cutter’s stand is never this close to an actor. Though we were all glad that we were able to capture the shot in one take. Had it not been perfect, we would have had to shoot it again,” added Pathak.
The kiss will be shown in the film’s new song promo ‘Main Kya Karoon’ and will be aired this week.
Barfi!۪ is directed by Anurag Basu and also stars Priyanka Chopra. The film releases worldwide on 14th September.