Did Zoya Akhtar shorten the kissing scene between Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in ZNMD?

Katrina and Zoya to collaborate for Jee Le Zaraa

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Bollywood’s one of the best road trip films, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin, Katrina Kaif, and Ariadna Cabrol was released in 2011. Among many other things in the film, Hrithik and Katrina’s chemistry was magnifying and so was the kissing scene. But did you know that the director Zoya Akhtar had to edit and shorten out the kissing scene in the film?

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As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, the initial kissing scene between Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif was shot for 3 whole minutes and was even steamier than was made it to the final cut. However, after much deliberation, Director Zoya Akhtar and her co-producers decided to crop it down.

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Meanwhile, Zoya Akhtar is currently gearing up with her upcoming film Jee Le Zaraa starring Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif. The film will be retelling the story of Dil Chahta Hai from a female perspective. The film is touted to be released in 2023.


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