Salman Khan Was Asked to ‘Grab and Smooch’ Bhagyashree By a Photographer?

Salman Khan refused to smooch Bhagyashree during a photoshoot

Bollywood movies have always remained a perfect concoction of fairytale romance and action drama adding to our daily dose of entertainment. Undoubtedly what else do we need to keep us hooked during this lockdown!

Salman Khan’s and Bhagyashree’s Maine Pyar Kiya is one of the most iconic films and launched then debutants to immense fame and popularity. Following the success of their film, the two stars, being fresh faces at that time were approached for numerous photoshoots. However, Bhagyashree in an interview with an online portal spilled the tea on how Salman refused a senior photographer who suggested that he takes her by surprise and kiss her during the photoshoot.

She disclosed that the photographer had wanted to take ‘hot’ pictures of the young actors and had suggested that Salman smooches Bhagyashree for the pictures. She said, “There was a very popular photographer back then, who is no more. He wanted to take some not-so-complimentary photographs of Salman and me, some sort of ‘hot’ photographs. So, he took Salman aside and told him, ‘Main jab camera set up karunga (When I set up the camera), you just catch her and smooch her.’”

She further stated that she overheard the conversation and was absolutely taken aback by Salman’s response who said that the photographer needed to take Bhagyashree’s consent for a thing like this. She said, “All of us were newcomers and this photographer thought he had the liberty to do something like that. Back then, smooching scenes were not prevalent. I don’t think he or Salman knew that I was standing very close by and could hear every word. For a second, I remained shocked, but just then, I heard Salman say, ‘I am not going to do anything of that sort. If you want any pose like that, you need to ask Bhagyashree.’ I really respected Salman’s response, and that’s when I realized I was among safe people.”

Maine Pyar Kiya was a hit at the box office and Bhagyashree was flooded with film offers thereafter. However, she bid farewell to Bollywood as she wanted to settle down and get married. She is making a comeback to films soon and will be seen in Radha Krishna Kumar’s Jaan (working title), starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, and AL Vijay’s Thalaivi, which has Kangana Ranaut playing the titular role of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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