Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan are coming together onscreen for the first time in Tera Intezaar. Their chemistry has been spoken about a lot. While some have questioned the unusual pairing, many believe it’s a breath of fresh air. Ahead of the release of the musical thriller, let's have a chat with the lead cast of the film, Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan.
Sunny, congratulations. Does motherhood change anything in your life?
Sunny: Of course, your whole life changes, but it has changed for the better, and I'm really happy. We're really blessed.
What is the film about?
Arbaaz: I play a businessman who's also a painter and obviously is obsessed by the dream girl in his life that happens to be Sunny Leone (Laughs). The film revolves around how his life, after meeting Sunny, unfolds. It’s also about the twists and turns that happen at every juncture of his life, and the situations that keep popping up.
There are a few intimate scenes between the two of you. What was the chemistry on set like?
Sunny: Oh my gosh! It's a film (Laughs). I mean I always think lovemaking scenes or sensual scenes or intimate scenes, they are just similar to how you get choreographed to dance for any song. It's not what you think is going on (Laughs).
Arbaaz: The scenes are like an exercise. It's like a routine. Move from here to here to here (Laughs).
Arbaaz, your brother Salman swears to never do a liplock or an intimate scene onscreen. Does your view differ on the matter?
Arbaaz: Yeah, obviously. I mean each to their own. The roles that Salman does, or the kind of character that he portrays, or the situation in his career which he would be okay, or not okay to do (such scenes) are different from what I face or what I want to do. There have been situations recently where there are intimate scenes in my films, which Salman doesn't do. But I've had those situations happen in the scripts. They were the requirements of the film and of the character and I had no hesitation doing it. Maybe I would draw a line at a certain stage, but whatever I've done, I don't think that there has been really something for me to look back and say 'oh, what the hell was that?' So for me, it's okay.
Was there a moment where you both had to break the ice, before the shoot of intimate scenes?
Arbaaz: We met on a couple of occasions prior to shooting for the film, but they were very brief. I got to know her really well when we started shooting for the film, because you get a lot of time between shots to talk and generally communicate. That's gradually over a period of time we discovered that we kind of get along, we understand each other’s sense of humour, views and all. It was nice. Not often the people whom you work with, you share a very warm and good rapport, even post the film. But in her (Sunny Leone) case I knew I had found a friend and we communicate even now that we don't work together.
On parting shots, Arbaaz what are the plans for Dabangg 3?
Arbaaz: (Laughs) We are still ideating on the film. We've just started working on the script and hopefully in a couple of months it will be ready. We start principal shooting sometime mid next year in April.
So, do we see a Munni Badnaam from Sunny Leone in the film?
Arbaaz: We might see something different. Munni has got a place (of her own). She's done that thing (and is best at it). Sunny might also be there.