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Saif Ali Khan recalls ‘uncomfortable’ Hum Tum kissing shot with Rani Mukerji, calls it ‘worst kiss in the history of cinema’

Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji humorously recalled their deeply uncomfortable kiss in the film Hum Tum, and how Rani tried to wriggle her way out of doing it.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
November 17, 2021 9:48:55 am
Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the Hum Tum title track.

Actors Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji looked back on their nearly two-decade long professional relationship, and had a laugh about how ‘uncomfortable’ they were during the kissing scene in the film Hum Tum. “It was the worst kiss in the history of cinema,” Saif said in a new video shared on the official YRF YouTube channel, to promote the actors’ new film, Bunty Aur Babli 2. 

While they were discussing when they first worked together, Rani asked, “Do you remember how scared we were to do the kissing shot?” Saif replied, “I remember how scared you were to do the kissing shot.” He continued with the story, “So, I arrived on set, and you were being extra nice to me that day, and you were saying, ‘How are you? How was the drive? What’s happening?’” 

According to Saif, Rani then quietly asked him to tell people that he didn’t want to kiss her. Saif continued, as Rani laughed, “I said, ‘I can’t say that! My boss has told me, so I have to do it.’” Rani hesitated some more, before finally agreeing. Saif mimicked the grimace that Rani had on her face during the shot, while she laughed. “It was very uncomfortable,” she agreed. 

Saif won a National Award for his performance in Hum Tum, which took even him by surprise. He has said in earlier interviews that he hopes to earn that honour by delivering better performances through the course of his career.  

Bunty Aur Babli 2 is the sequel to the 2005 original, which starred Abhishek Bachchan opposite Rani, and was directed by Shaad Ali. The new film is helmed by Varun V Sharma, and also features Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharwari Wagh. The film is slated for a November 19 release in theatres.  

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