An image of Kajal Aggarwal kissing Randeep Hooda, her co-star in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, has been going viral.
It was rumoured that the kiss was not part of the script and had taken Kajal by surprise. Reports had also suggested that the actress was none too happy about the incident or the gossip that followed.
Denying the rumours, the actress says, “There was nothing spontaneous about the scene. Nobody can kiss somebody randomly during a shoot – we’re all professionals. It was a scripted scene and very essential to the story – I play a visually-impaired girl and for her to express love or intimacy, obviously there needs to some form of physical connect. Yes, I did have my hesitations, and I feel the same otherwise as well. For most of my films down South, I usually cheat my kisses or it’s not a full-on lip-lock,” she clarifies.
She adds that her role in Do Lafzon… was extremely challenging. “This is the first time I’m playing a person with a handicap and a lot of research went into it. I interacted and learnt from a lot of people, from the Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC), read books on Helen Keller, basics of Braille and much more,” she says.
Between work commitments and preparing for a role, she admits that there isn’t much time for anything else. Our curiosity piques and it’s time to address another rumour – any plans to get married? Kajal blushes: “I have no idea how these things start! No, marriage isn’t on the cards for me. A: No man; B: No man; (laughs) and no time.”