Kirti Kulhari on kissing Shefali Shah in Human: Medical web series Human, starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar. The web series features the two actors, Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari, sharing a kiss. In a recent interview with actor Kirti Kulhari revealed that an actor must undergo extensive preparation before filming scenes as intimate as the one she shared with us. The performer said she was merely worried about ‘being turned on’ with the kiss, but, her director asked them to do some 8-10 retakes.
In an interview with a national newspaper, Kirti Kulhari described the ‘robotic’ nature of the process of filming her kissing sequence with Shefali Shah in Human.
The actor was quoted as stating:
“I think the most nervous person for the kissing scene was my director Mozez Singh. I was only (thinking) ‘what if I kiss her and feel something, what if I get turned on?’ That will be something, I will then have to sit back and think if I am also looking at women. That is the only thing I had. We did not rehearse. My director made us do some 8-10 takes for getting different angles of the kiss. We did it the first time. And we were like ‘ok,’ I was relieved thinking ‘thank God koi feeling nahi aya (there was no feeling)’. Then Mozez came back and asked us to give more takes.”
Kirti Kulhari on Kissing Shefali Shah
Kirti noted that she felt ‘strange’ about kissing a lady. Despite the fact being an actor she is aware of her responsibilities. She admitted that it was odd for her to “create that connection with a woman.
” She stated that after a point, she created herself to believe how it was actually not about the gender but about the sentiments for the other person.
The actor Kirti explained,
“After the first couple of takes, we went at it like robots. That is what it is, sex on screen, or kissing on screen. People wonder about it but it is the most boring thing. You have 100 people around and there is no privacy.
And are at the mercy of your director saying ‘action-cut, action-cut.’. You do not have the time for feeling, trust me.”
Kirti Kulhari on kissing Shefali Shah in Human said that the whole experience was liberating for her because it was an opportunity to contribute to breaking gender stereotypes through her performance.