At the trailer launch of Athiya Shetty-Sooraj Pancholi’s debut film Hero, Salman Khan had said that he thinks kissing scenes are not necessary in a film. Responding to a query about a kiss scene being edited from the movie, he had said, “There is no kissing scene in the film. We wanted to put one but they (filmmakers) refused. I have not done kissing scene (generally), how can I ask them (Sooraj and Athiya) to do it?”
In another interview with The Hindu, the actor had said the real reason he never kissed his heroine on screen because he felt “awkward.”
“I’ve felt awkward when we used to watch films on VHS (Video Home System) at home. Our whole family used to watch English films and when the main lead and the heroine would kiss on screen, you know, we used to feel awkward and turn around and start talking. That’s stuck in my head, so I’ve never done that,” he had said.
However, Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan has a hilarious reason as to why the Dabangg star doesn’t like kissing on screen. Salman along with his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail, recently visited the set of The Kapil Sharma Show, where they made several shocking revelations about each other.
In one of the promos, shared by Sony TV Entertainment on Instagram, Salman can be heard saying, “Dekho kiss toh main karta nahi screen pe toh mujhe toh koi farak padta nai (See, I don’t kiss anyone on screen so it doesn’t matter to me).” To which, his brother Arbaaz quickly added, “Woh itna kar lete hain off-screen ki on-screen zaroorat hi nahi padti (He does it so often off-screen that he doesn’t need to do it on-screen),” leaving everyone in the audience in splits.
Salman is currently busy prepping for his upcoming film Bharat. Bharat, a Hindi adaptation of South Korean film Ode To My Father, will see Salman in five different looks, spanning over 60 years, including a crucial part which will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger.