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Actor Padmini Kolhapure was a superstar from the 80s, having starred in some of the most fine and iconic films as well. However, if there is one film that she is best remembered for - it has to be Prem Rog. The romantic drama had Kolhapure paired opposite late great Rishi Kapoor and the film was a mammoth hit, directed by the legendary Raj Kapoor.
Recently, in an interview with Times Now, Kolhapure talked about the time and scene where she had to slap Kapoor eight times because Raj Kapoor was not happy with her 'soft slap.'
She said, “Slapping scene wow, I know. I had to slap Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) and of course what normally happens in an action na, and they synchronise the slap with the action. But Raj (Kapoor) uncle didn't want that, he wanted me to slap him, and then he told 'Nahi nahi tum thappad maro (no, you slap), I want that realistic kind of shot'. Then Chintu told me, 'You go ahead and slap me.”
The first take, my hand would just start with that swing and slow down near that cheek. But then Raj uncle would say, 'No, I don't want such a soft slap.' And that shot we had to take some 7-8 re-takes.-
She added, “The first take, my hand would just start with that swing and slow down near that cheek. But then Raj uncle would say, 'No, I don't want such a soft slap.' And that shot we had to take some 7-8 re-takes. Something kept going wrong, either it was a camera issue, light issue, technical issue and I had to slap him 7-8 times. Now coming to think of it, I don't know what would've happened if I had to get so many slaps.”
Such are the stories and anecdotes from some of the biggest films that are one to remember.