THROWBACK! Padmini Kolhapure Slapped Rishi Kapoor 7-8 Times To Ace Prem Rog's Popular Scene, Raj Kapoor Said 'I Don't Want A Soft Slap'

Padmini Kolhapure recalled a scene from her movie Prem Rog (1982) and she had to slap 7-8 times.

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THROWBACK! Padmini Kolhapure Slapped Rishi Kapoor 7-8 Times To Ace Prem Rog's Popular Scene, Raj Kapoor Said 'I Don't Want A Soft Slap'
Padmini Kolhapure and Rishi Kapoor are one of the best pairings in the history of Indian Cinema. However, it was their 1982 film Prem Rog that successfully blooms their onscreen chemistry. While it remains one of the beautifully shot film, however, there is one scene that continues to be the highlight of the film.

Now, senior actor Padmini Kolhapure recalled a scene from her movie Prem Rog (1982) with late actor Rishi Kapoor when she had to slap him 7-8 times.


In an interview with Times Now, she remembered how she would slow down her hand near Rishi's cheek but his father and director of the film Raj Kapoor asked her to slap him hard.

Padmini Kolhapure recalled the shot, "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'."


She further 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."

The 1982 film directed by Raj Kapoor tells a beautiful story of a man's love towards a woman who is a widow and what happens next forms the crux of this emotional roller-coaster. 

The screenplay was written by Jainendra Jain and Kamna Chandra. The film was critically acclaimed and also a commercial success. It became the second highest-grossing film of the year after Vidhaata.

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