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Kiss with Kamal Haasan was without consent: Tamil actor Rekha

Kiss with Kamal Haasan was without consent: Tamil actor Rekha

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Recently a video of Tamil actor Rekha talking about a non-consensual onscreen kiss with her co-star Kamal Haasan in the film Punnagai Mannan has gone viral. The clip is from her interview to Cinema Vikatan. Punnagai Mannan released in 1986 and was helmed by director K. Balachander.


In the video, Rekha mentions a scene in which both hers and Haasan’s characters are about to commit suicide. Right before committing suicide, Haasan’s character kisses Rekha. In the interview, Rekha has revealed that she did not give her consent for the kiss. She also revealed that after the shoot she was worried that the scene would upset her father. She also added that the scene bothered her for a few days.

When Rekha took this up with the director, Balachander dismissed her concern by saying that there was nothing vulgar about the scene and that the kiss was important to portray the bonding between the two characters.


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