Akkineni Nagarjuna about Geethanjali Famous Kiss Scene
Geethanjali is the most memorable film for Akkineni Nagarjuna in his Film career.Not just to Nagarjuna,Geethanjali is a very special film to his fans and also to Telugu Film Industry.Geethanjali is also a debut movie to Legendary Director Maniratnam in Telugu and also his last film till date.Maniratnam and Akkineni Nagarjuna collaborated for the first time and made this epic movie.Their first collaboration went on to become the stupendous hit to Telugu Film Industry.Alongside Nagarjuna,Actress Girija acted in female lead role.
Speaking about the famous kiss scene in Geethanjali, Hero Nagarjuna had recollected his memories.
He says that before release of the film, they were afraid that censor board would say no to that kiss scene in the movie.But that particular emotional kiss would create lot of impact on the audience and its very much needed in the movie.It was a very emotional scene between Hero and Heroine and it comes at a very important stage in the Film.Director Maniratnam and crew along with Nagarjuna knew how important is that scene to the movie.All went well during shoot and when film has to go for censor before release, then real fear started for Maniratnam and co.They know that’s it is a bold scene and thinking about censor board would be conservative they felt it would be cut from the movie.They really felt there would be void in the movie if censor board raises an objection.
Nagarjuna said that he even spoke to his father Akkineni Nageshwara Rao about the Long Kiss scene in the movie before the screening.His father assured him that Censor Board would not remove that scene from the movie if they really had ever experienced love in their Lives.He also told Nagarjuna that scene was the most amazing and heartfelt scene in the movie. Rest was History where there was no cut to that Long Kiss which stood iconic in the later days.
For People who haven’t seen Geethanjali Movie, it is about a young man Prakash whose life goes for a Toss after he knows that he is diagnosed with cancer.Knowing this He goes away from his home to Ooty to lead a peaceful life in his final days.Unexpectedly there he meets a girl named Geethanjali who is very naughty and mischievous. Seeing her nature Prakash gets attracted to her and slowly they both fall for each other. But at later point of time Hero realizes that Geetha is also dying of Cancer and Geetha also gets to know about her lover diagnosed with Cancer.This brings to an emotional love scene which involves a lip lock during the end of the movie.This famous kiss scene was talk of the town in those days.