Chennai, Jan 21 (): The intense lip-lock between the lead pair of Kadal, Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair has drawn lot of attention as their first-ever on-screen kiss has come out very naturally. Kadal is the upcoming romantic thriller directed and co-produced by Mani Ratnam.
Sources said Thulasi was really anxious before the shot as there were a crowd of technicians and crew on the sets. Knowing the uneasiness in Thulasi, director Mani Ratnam had asked the unnecessary crew members to leave the sets and then shot the 10-second long kiss. But, he could not complete the shot quickly and it took almost four hours to complete the shot.
The ten-second long lip-lock scene is shot in the sea shore. While talking about the lip-lock scene, Gautham Karthik said that he was not informed about the close scene in advance. Mani Ratnam informed both Gautham and Thulasi about the kiss scene only on the day of the shooting.
So, both the young actors were too nervous at the sets. Kadal marks the debut movie for Gautham Karthik, son of yesteryear actor Karthik and Thulasi, younger daughter of yesteryear actress Radha and this intense 10 second long kiss scene also becomes their first-ever on-screen kiss.
“Kadal” went through the censorship board on 18th of January and the film has been cleared with a clean ‘U’ certificate. The film depicts the love between Thomas and Beatrice which is played by Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair respectively.
The movie stars Arvind Swamy, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu and Thambi Ramaiah in essential roles. AR Rahman has composed the music for the film. The songs of Kadal have already become a chart-buster and the promo of the film has created waves among the audience who are eagerly awaiting the release of the film.
Kadal releases on February 1 worldwide in Tamil and Telugu versions. The Tamil film is dubbed in Telugu as Kadali.