Scared Fawad Khan failed to kiss Alia Bhatt in Kapoors and sons - he flinched each time she got close
It’s official. There was indeed a kissing scene between Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in 2016 hit movie Kapoors and sons.
It did not happen not because the reasons reported.
Earlier reports had stated that Fawad Khan had refused to get intimate with Alia Bhatt and had asked director Shakun Batra to delete a lip lock scene though script demanded it.
Those reports seem to be only half correct. The filmmakers seemed to have attempted to shoot the scene but dropped it as Fawad Khan was extremely uncomfortable. With an half-hearted yes, he seems to have failed to bring up the necessary passion to fire it.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Alia Bhatt said there was indeed a kissing scene in the film with Fawad.
To tone it down it was was decided that the actors would do just a cheat-kiss. But every time she got close to his face, Fawad Khan would flinch.
“I had to keep reassuring him I wouldn’t compromise his chastity,”
So, why did Fawad Khan freak out?
He is extremely cautious about his squeaky clean image, which he feels is key to maintain his superstar status in Pakistan, where fans turn out to be conservative and hostile to such on-screen intimacies.
Even in his intensely romantic TV shows, Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, forget kissing, there is no touching as well. All intimacy including sex is only suggested from a safe distance.
While shooting ‘Khoobsurat’ he had similarly refused to kiss Sonam.
He had said that he didn’t want to hurt the sentiments of his core audience. “A lot of my audience would be quite offended if I suddenly started losing my inhibitions.”
Married to his childhood sweetheart Sadaf, Fawad has never been linked with anyone.