R Madhavan Reveals Being Petrified Of Saif Ali Khan While Kissing Soha Ali Khan In 'Rang De Basanti'

Actor, R Madhavan opened up on being afraid of Saif Ali Khan when he had kissed his sister, Soha Ali Khan in the movie, 'Rang De Basanti'. The actor shared his scariest imagination!


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R Madhavan Reveals Being Petrified Of Saif Ali Khan While Kissing Soha Ali Khan In 'Rang De Basanti'

We all know that a brother is always over-protective about his sister. No matter, how much he pulls her leg, he would be the first person to protect her at times of crisis. In Bollywood, there are a lot of brothers and sisters, whose warm equation with each other is sure to remind you of your siblings. And one such duo is that of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. 

It is not unknown to us that Soha Ali Khan shares a very close-knit bond with her brother, Saif Ali Khan. And therefore, when she was shooting for her film, Rang De Basanti, in 2006, her co-star in the film, R Madhavan was in a dilemma. He had to give it a second thought before shooting the kissing scene with her for the song, Tu Bin Bataye

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Saif and Soha

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is the director of the movie, Rang De Basanti has come up with an autobiography, The Stranger In The Mirror. In his book, the Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein fame, R Madhavan wrote about his experience of working with the filmmaker. Along with that, he also shared the instance of kissing Soha Ali Khan. 

The autobiography

In the movie, R Madhavan had played the role of the martyred pilot, Ajay Rathod. The movie had a romantic scene in which Maddy was seen confessing his love to Soha and had proposed to her. After which, they had shared a kiss. However, the actor couldn't help but think of Soha Ali Khan's brother, Saif Ali Khan's reaction when he would see this. 

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A still from Rang De Basanti

According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, sharing the instance of the kissing scene with Soha Ali Khan, R Madhavan wrote, "The only thing I could think of was Saif (Soha’s brother, with whom I had worked before in a tense movie as rivals) socking my face. But I had to establish that I was an ideal boyfriend. This was probably her first on-screen kiss as well." 

Soha and Madhavan

Recently, the brother-sister duo, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan spelt regal splendour in a photoshoot. Soha shared a behind-the-scenes video from a photoshoot with her brother. Taking to her IG handle, she wrote, "Behind the scenes with @houseofpataudi." The video gave a glimpse of the brother-sister duo as they posed in various outfits from the clothing brand.

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On the work front, Saif and R Mahavan had worked together in the film, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein