Shah Rukh Khan explains why he broke his no kissing rule for Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Shah Rukh Khan explains why he broke his no kissing rule for Jab Tak Hai Jaan 0
Shah Rukh Khan explains why he broke his no kissing rule for Jab Tak Hai Jaan 0

Shah Rukh Khan had made a rule for himself - never kiss on screen, but he has made an exception for Yash Chopra's "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" (JTHJ). The superstar says he was "forced" to kiss this time, and says it was only a demand of the script.

"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," Shah Rukh said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2012 here Friday.

Ever since the release of Yash Chopra's directorial JTHJ Tuesday, social networking platforms have been abuzz about the kiss scene between Shah Rukh and Katrina Kaif. So, moderator Vir Sanghvi, on behalf of Twitterati, asked SRK: How come he kissed this time!

"I will be very honest. Adi (Aditya Chopra), 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."

"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," said the 47-year-old actor, who has been in showbiz for over two decades.

Shah Rukh feels doing something as intimate as a kiss on screen, is mechanical.

"It is very mechanical with 100 people telling you what to do. It's very odd. I don't even do photoshoots 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," he said.

But JTHJ was "extremely special because of Yash ji".

"He spoke to everyone and he said 'Shah Rukh, this is a requirement'," recollected Shah Rukh.

The actor was extremely close to the late filmmaker, who breathed his last Oct 21 following dengue and subsequent multi-organ failure.


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Main-Sharabi's picture

I would be fine with one kissing scene but there were like 2 of them and a bed scene. I went to go see this with my parents and family and it was the most awkward movie i have seen with them. I thought SRK made family appropriate movies guess not anymore.

Anonymous's picture

he lost his kiss virginity with katrina ...hahaha

Anonymous's picture

saw the movie.. they had multiple kisses and a naked-in-bed love scene..
I myself didnt found it necessary.. actually it was weird seeing srk and katrina kiss.

Anonymous's picture

Oh my god! Such reactions just for a kiss, which was not even a proper kiss!! Its ok guys, take a chill pill. Ppl who love him, will continue loving him regardless his onscreen kiss and ppl who hates him will keep hating him even if he ud have won an oscar!

onlyrani's picture

i haven't watched JTHJ yet but if the story line needs a kiss there is no problem.i myself think the story line of KANK needed a kiss but thank God it wasn't karan's choice...

Anonymous's picture

i think he broke his kissing rule to anger salman. good job srk. you are the king of bollywood.

Anonymous's picture

Salman Khan fans please buzz off!

You are all just jealous cause your own bhai didn't do anything with his real life girl Katrina on screen! Why don't you blame the bimbo Katrina bhabi of yours too??? Do you see what SRK says??? That she also joined Yash and Aditya Chopra in forcing him to do it...guess she was desparate to be kissed by SRK!!

As a die hard SRK fan, I don't like seeing him kiss on screen, and that also a bimbo good for nothing like Katrina! But I can understand why he did it, cause Yash Chopra wanted it and he has said repeatedly he can't say no to Yash Chopra!

I am sure Karan Johar in KANK also wanted him to do it, he made him do the bed scene in KANK after all...but he can say no to karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, just not to Yash Chopra!

Now that Yash Chopra is no more, mark my words...you will never again see him kiss! This was the first and the last time too!!
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i agree.

Anonymous's picture

Can you imagine how much Salman had been seething with jealously and anger when he watched this film at the premiere? I can't imagine lol.

Anonymous's picture

Everyone in Bollywood does kissing scenes. Why is SRK being criticized? In fact the kissing scene wasn't even vulgar. It was the most chaste and sweetest kiss I've ever seen.

Anonymous's picture

Well thn dnt say thngs n make excuses for ut later! N thre was no need to mention taking shirt off!! Actors r just strange all of thm

Anonymous's picture

Hypocrite :-
Since his affair with Priyanka, he has not the slightest respect for his family.
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shut up idiot, you act as if he is the first married actor to do it and he did it for yashchopra too, did not want to refuse his request at his last fim, he also looked very shy, all what he did was closing his eyes as if he is out of place, he looked like a man who never kissed before, and you now speak about him doing sex in real life with some one not even his wife, such a shy man will never do it, stop your fake rumour that you filled pinkvilla pages of it
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LOL......DREAM ON! Idiot!

Anonymous's picture

If kissing Katrina is like kissing a wimdow than i wanna do that for the rest of my life. :D

Anonymous's picture

shut up idiot, you act as if he is the first married actor to do it and he did it for yashchopra too, did not want to refuse his request at his last fim, he also looked very shy, all what he did was closing his eyes as if he is out of place, he looked like a man who never kissed before, and you now speak about him doing sex in real life with some one not even his wife, such a shy man will never do it, stop your fake rumour that you filled pinkvilla pages of it.

Reply to the above: Are u SRK?

Anonymous's picture

do you know SRK , what makes me sad is that I know you are poor and was forced to do it as the team exploited your respect for yash as he is the reason for your presence in indian cinema to do that but still I can not defend about you as many haters now insult you and I stand unabled to do any thing, how can I defend if me myself was even disappointed at first but now I understand everything, you look totally forced and shy in it but who will understand that?

Anonymous's picture

Kissing Katrina is like kissing a window. Expressionless and both look right through you.

Anonymous's picture

Hopefully its the last time onscreen kissing and the bedscene. Omg i actually cant believe that shahrukh did bedscene en kissing. I hope not but its like becoming vulgur with movies (not only this movie) as the years pas on. You cant watch this movie with parents because of the bedscene en kissing.

Anonymous's picture

no kiss rule ? remember Maya Memsaab anyone ?

Anonymous's picture

they even paid him for it, means that they insisted on the kiss, if I were him, I would have left the movie as they were not clear with him from the first but I think he accepted because of yash chopra, he also said in the same interview yashchopra was special for me so I did that.

Anonymous's picture

In some movies kiss is needed for completing some scenes. For example in barfi kiss was very natural and there was nothing vulgar and cheap about it... I think even in KANK the story demanded kiss but he didn't kiss Rani...
Some people behaving like kissing his heroine Shahrukh has cheated them. He had that rule for himself not for the world so it's his business to break or not to break his rule...I think even Gauri didn't overreact like that...
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just because all his female fans feel that they possess him, gauri has him and does not care and kisses him in real life, his fans felt jealousy of katrina

Anonymous's picture

Lame! he is going to blame Yash ji and Adi now? please.. u did the kiss yourself. no one threatened you. just be a man and admit that you did it because you wanted to do it. all this BS about requirement is too much. these requirements didnt come up in the million romantic movies he has done till now.

Anonymous's picture

Hypocrite :-
Since his affair with Priyanka, he has not the slightest respect for his family.
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shut up idiot, you act as if he is the first married actor to do it and he did it for yashchopra too, did not want to refuse his request at his last fim, he also looked very shy, all what he did was closing his eyes as if he is out of place, he looked like a man who never kissed before, and you now speak about him doing sex in real life with some one not even his wife, such a shy man will never do it, stop your fake rumour that you filled pinkvilla pages of it

Anonymous's picture

Where is the real SRK whom we loved so much? he is lost somewhere.. fighting with farah, priyanka scandal, slapping shirish, fighting with security guard in ipl and now breaking the rule you maintained for several years.

Anonymous's picture

Shahrukh you didnt need to kiss in your best romantic movies ddlj, dil to pagal hai, mohobatein, kkhh. suddenly there are requirements in scripts forcing you to do things you dont want to do?

Anonymous's picture

Well i hope that the onscreen kiss and the bedscenes will be the lasttime. Please shahrukh it doesnt look good. I hope ke bollywood main itni "cheapness" na aaye. Hollywood ko dekhlo udhar to kapre utarke sab kuch hota hai. I dont like that at all!

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Everybody is talking about this kiss and bedscenes. .this definitely does not look like family movie.... Something tells me that this is YRF's publicity gimmick of blowing this news(kissing scenes) out of proportions, hoping that this may find an audience for whom this kind of movies are actually made....;) How cheap of them...lolz...

Anonymous's picture

aww how sad. poor guy was held at gun point to kiss a hot babe.

Gohar's picture

In some movies kiss is needed for completing some scenes. For example in barfi kiss was very natural and there was nothing vulgar and cheap about it... I think even in KANK the story demanded kiss but he didn't kiss Rani...
Some people behaving like kissing his heroine Shahrukh has cheated them. He had that rule for himself not for the world so it's his business to break or not to break his rule...I think even Gauri didn't overreact like that...

Gohar's picture

In some movies kiss is needed for completing some scenes. For example in barfi kiss was very natural and there was nothing vulgar and cheap about it... I think even in KANK the story demanded kiss but he didn't kiss Rani...
Some people behaving like kissing his heroine Shahrukh has cheated them. He had that rule for himself not for the world so it's his business to break or not to break his rule...I think even Gauri didn't overreact like that...

Anonymous's picture

He should stick to dancing since he cant kiss or act

Anonymous's picture

Nothing is a requirement for SRK. He does what he wants.

Anonymous's picture

he did it as it was yash chopra last movie, he also said before he will never visit kashmir but he did it for him too, any way not big deal he looked very ashamed of himself, that is enough, he is still shy and cute.

Anonymous's picture

he has changed since he became 'good' friends with pc

Anonymous's picture

well ash kissed... now SRK..

Anonymous's picture

Anonymous's picture

even that it wasn't a resson to do the kiss ..it was so unnassesary and not nice to see my fav actore who always like the idea never kiss ...one reason why i like srk is he know how he descripe love without kiss or bed secenes..but he really disppointment me with this scenes he did..i really hope he won't do it again in the future films i want my old srk back

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Good job. My thoughts exactly....

Anonymous's picture

Salman Khan fans please buzz off!

You are all just jealous cause your own bhai didn't do anything with his real life girl Katrina on screen! Why don't you blame the bimbo Katrina bhabi of yours too??? Do you see what SRK says??? That she also joined Yash and Aditya Chopra in forcing him to do it...guess she was desparate to be kissed by SRK!!

As a die hard SRK fan, I don't like seeing him kiss on screen, and that also a bimbo good for nothing like Katrina! But I can understand why he did it, cause Yash Chopra wanted it and he has said repeatedly he can't say no to Yash Chopra!

I am sure Karan Johar in KANK also wanted him to do it, he made him do the bed scene in KANK after all...but he can say no to karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, just not to Yash Chopra!

Now that Yash Chopra is no more, mark my words...you will never again see him kiss! This was the first and the last time too!!

Anonymous's picture

SRK, spare us with your bla bla bla explanation ... earlier Neha Dhupia said: only sex and SRK sell .... but now we have to change it ... SRK sells only with sex ...because he lost his good looks, isi liye kiss karna parta hai

Anonymous's picture

No love story can be complete without a kiss !

Anonymous's picture

So are you saying Karan wouldn'T have wanted a kiss in KANK ? Sure.

Anonymous's picture

bahaane :) he just wanted to kiss Katrina. she is gorgeous.

Anonymous's picture

It is amazing, I never thought that Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra are the kind of people who would think that way......that you have to put in such scenes cause that is what today's generation does! I don't agree at all! Who said all of of today's generation like physical intimacy before marriage???

Anyways, now I know what Yash Chopra meant when he said during his 80th birthday interview that he has made a classic love story but with a modern sensibility.....I don't see anything modern about pre-marital physical intimacy!!

Good the kisses were just pecks on the lips and nothing more....would hate to see SRK in a full out kissing scene...like the Aamir Khan Kareena kapoor kiss in 3 Idiots etc...

Anonymous's picture

I lost respect for him when i saw the kissing scene actually!!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

he's stupid...ALWAYS SAYING CONTRADICTING THINGS, WHAT HE MEANS THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO STAY BEHIND OF ALL THE OTHER ACTORS THAT ARE KISSING NOWADAYS AND DON'T MAKE ALL THESE RULES FOR THE DIRECTORS.
and the kiss (in the train station) was extremely bad. does he not kiss in real life that he doesn't know how to kiss. i understand now why he didn't want to kiss

Anonymous's picture

He still shouldnt have done it. It's not necessary in our cinema. Cinema is like that, you can make it how you like and still create romance. A good film maker can do that, which yash chopra was always. And shah rukh khan can make love to a tree! It wasn't necessary. You shouldn't have broken that rule Srk. Salman is the only one left, and i know he won't break that rule.

Anonymous's picture

Dunno what's wrong with SRK these days...I used to like him so much and now i can't stand him one bit.

Anonymous's picture

even that it wasn't a resson to do the kiss ..it was so unnassesary and not nice to see my fav actore who always like the idea never kiss ...one reason why i like srk is he know how he descripe love without kiss or bed secenes..but he really disppointment me with this scenes he did..i really hope he won't do it again in the future films i want my old srk back...

Anonymous's picture

Well i hope that the onscreen kiss and the bedscenes will be the lasttime. Please shahrukh it doesnt look good. I hope ke bollywood main itni "cheapness" na aaye. Hollywood ko dekhlo udhar to kapre utarke sab kuch hota hai. I dont like that at all!

Anonymous's picture

I hope he is never forced again and even if he is forced, he sticks to his guns and says "NO!" I don't like seeing him in such scenes......

Anonymous's picture

he even looked affraid of catching her lips while doing it, I just wonder if some thing that will not add any thing good to the movie then why it is done, I think it was the worst scene in the movie not just because a kiss is required then it must be done, if it will be done in such a way then better not to be done.

Anonymous's picture

Let me ask you all, was that even a proper kiss??? I was so disappointed with that lame kiss !!! :(

Anonymous's picture

Bend OVER!!! Nothing is a Requirement -- he did solely to PISS OFF Salman Khan!!! WHY DID HE PICK KATRINA OUT OF EVERYBODY -- he worked with Numerous actors why would he pick the ONE GIRL that his enemy dated for so LONG!!! good lord, some people can be so freaking diplomatic that i can
feel stomach hurling and causing regurgitation of my food!!!

Anonymous's picture

Where is the SRK i fall in love with? He has changed so much, i can not believe.
I read few articles about middle life crisis...unfortunately he going through that...he show every sign of it..

Anonymous's picture

Poor SRK...Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra shouldn't have done this to him...I mean the story could go forward very well without forcing him to kiss that stone faced Katrina!

Anonymous's picture

Awwww Shahrukh!! Don't worry, it was very cute the way you did it! Was not cheap and vulgar like sucking faces as other heroes do!!! Loved JTHJ by the way, woww the climaX scene was superb :D

Anonymous's picture

Hypocrite :-(
Since his affair with Priyanka, he has not the slightest respect for his family.

Anonymous's picture

UGH!!! I wish they wouldn't have forced him to kiss the expressionless piece of wood!!!

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