Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s steamy kiss in their 1996 blockbuster Raja Hindustani became one of the major talking points of the film. And this kissing scene which qualifies as the longest liplock in the history of Bollywood.
There are many myths regarding this marathon kiss in Darshan’s blockbuster. Firstly, it was widely believed that Karisma Kapoor didn’t want to do the liplock. But Aamir was all for it. Because the film demanded it, of course. However, Karisma said that she and Aamir had a tough time shooting for the scene and just wanted it to be over.
It is a sheer chance that role after role has ‘demanded’ a kiss from Aamir with his co-star in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Dil, etc, etc. The list is long and endless.
The list of Aamir’s journey to smoochistan is impressive. But the one in Raja Hindustani stands out for its length. Just like Aamir’s interviews, it goes on and on. Either the director was mesmerized by its intensity or he fell asleep. Apparently Karisma was taken aback when director Dharmesh Darshan did not call out ‘cut’ to the kiss after a decorous length of time.
Incidentally, Aamir’s colleagues Salman and Shah Rukh do not kiss on screen as a policy, although SRK did make an exception in Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan.