Ajay Devgn and His Rules of Romancing Onscreen
Ajay Devgn spoke about what his rule of romancing onscreen are and why he wants his films to be family-friendly
Ajay Devgn's upcoming film De De Pyaar De sees him as an aging man romancing a woman much younger than him. Though the film pokes ample fun at this fact, the actor revealed something even more interesting about romance in a recent interview with DNA India. Romancing onscreen is no mean feat and 'kissing' while fairly mainstream for most cinematic audiences have always been frowned upon in the subcontinent. Ajay Devgn is one of those actors who have a non-kissing policy. Married to Bollywood star Kajol, Devgn stated to DNA that most of the scripts he chooses are "aimed at a family audience. Given this, doing an on-screen kiss or showing intimacy beyond a certain limit doesn't work."
So is it purely because of the audiences' sensibility that he doesn't want to kiss onscreen or is there are a deeper reason for his own sake? "I like watching films with my family," said the Shivaay actor to DNA India. "I'm sure others too enjoy watching movies with their entire family. On-screen intimacy can therefore be uncomfortable especially if you are watching a movie with a child or a young adult. Or for that matter with an elder. So, I would best avoid smooching."
There was a kissing scene in Shivaay though, a film that Ajay had directed. He then had said, "the lovemaking scene had to have the kissing too. You need to build the scene in a proper way, you know. Not just leave out some stuff and have the other. And it is shot very aesthetically."
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan also share the same theory, although Shah Rukh Khan did kiss Anushka Sharma in Jab Harry Met Sejal and Katrina Kaif in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Ajay Devgn's exception in Shivaay notwithstanding, despite the adult rated content in De De Pyaar De, we can all safely assume that there will be no massive displays of affection in De De Pyaar De, releasing on May 17th, 2019.