Samantha Akkineni, Ram Charan's lip-lock: Was it real or fake? Rangasthalam director Sukumar reveals
Rangasthalam director Sukumar explained the much-needed kissing scene of Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni was to show the depth of love between the lead characters. He also tells us how it happened.
Telugu film Rangasthalam was one of the blockbusters of 2018 which Sukumar directed. The film featured stars like Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni. The film grossed over Rs 200 crore at the global box office.
In the film, a kissing scene between Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni grabbed headlines. Directer Sukumar explained that the kissing scene was instrumental in understanding the extent of love between the lead characters.
Sukumar also said that he put in a lot of effort to convince Ram Charan for this scene because he thought that the scene won't go well with his wife Upasana Kamineni. And might get negative responses from his fans.
Sukumar later dropped the kissing idea but soon after the creative stage, he told Ram he doesn't need to kiss Samantha and just need to go close to her. And rest of the technology team will handle with VFX.
Hence, Ram allowed this time, but once the shoot started, he allegedly kissed Samantha. Later, Samantha clarified that they didn't kiss in the film and said, “It is just a peck on the cheek and not a lip-lock."
Samantha has just finished filming Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal with Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. Sam will also be doing the mythological epic love story Shaakuntalam written and directed by Gunasekhar.
Ram Charan has recently wrapped up SS Rajamouli's ‘RRR’. The most-awaited movie, which features Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Jr NTR would be hitting the screens in October.