Jackie Shroff, an iconic figure in the Bollywood film industry, has unveiled a surprising secret about his reluctance when it comes to intimate scenes, including kissing scenes, in movies. Despite his on-screen bravado, the seasoned actor shared his feelings of unease and embarrassment regarding such scenes.
Shying Away from Holding Hands
In an interview, Jackie confessed that he had a fear of holding the hands of his female co-stars. Despite his reputation as a ladies’ man, he revealed that whenever he had to hold an actress’s hand, it would lead to sweating and discomfort.
Kissing Scene Challenges with Dimple Kapadia
One memorable incident occurred while filming the movie ‘Kaash,’ in which Jackie had to engage in a kissing scene with the renowned actress Dimple Kapadia. However, since Dimple was a close friend, this particular scene proved to be a significant challenge for him. Jackie shared his concerns with the film’s producer, Mahesh Bhatt, but ultimately, the kissing scene had to be performed.
A Shot of Brandy for Courage
Jackie also divulged that doing kissing scenes required immense courage. To muster that courage, he occasionally resorted to drinking brandy before taking on such scenes. This revelation might surprise his fans, as the actor, known for his exceptional acting, displayed an unexpected vulnerability.
Embarrassment with Dhak Dhak Girl and Juhi Chawla
In addition to Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff admitted to feeling embarrassed while performing intimate scenes with leading actresses such as Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Notably, he shared an intimate scene with Madhuri Dixit in ‘Vardi’ and a kissing scene with Juhi Chawla in ‘Aaina,’ and the actor was candid about his uneasiness during those moments.