It was my idea to drop the jacket in that scene with Ajay Devgn in Baadshao: Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz, after debuting in the South, has now established herself as one of the most sought after actresses in B Town. She is currently awaiting the release of Baadshao, a period film directed by Milan Luthria.
The Goan beauty is playing the role of a Maharani in this upcoming movie. She is paired opposite Ajay Devgn for the first time. The duo has some very intimate scenes in the film and the audience got to see a glimpse of it in the recently released song Rashke Qamar.
In a recent interview to TOI, Ileana opened up about her sizzling chemistry, which has been making waves in the internet. She said, “That was a concern I had and I hope our chemistry comes across. Like in Mubarakan, Arjun Kapoor and I had these conversational crutches to create that fun chemistry, which was absent in this film. So, I am overjoyed that people like our chemistry; I even messaged Ajay about it.”
She added, “It’s weird but I have never tried to create chemistry. We had to feed off each other for which you need a great co-star like him. He’s intense and his eyes speak a lot. Ajay and I got along from the start and I never felt intimidated by him. There were mutual trust and respect between us, which helps drop your guard down as actors.”
When quizzed whether she was uncomfortable in doing such scenes, she replied, “I have never done such scenes in my career, but I am not a prude who says no to kissing scenes or wearing certain type of clothes. I will do what makes sense to the script and the character.
The idea of dropping the jacket was mine. I never thought I’d come up with that. The story needed a moment of intimacy where she could show how much she trusted him and how much of herself she could give him. As soon as the shot was done, Ajay shielded me until someone came over with a jacket. It makes it so much easier to work with people who you can implicitly trust. It isn’t an offensive scene and it wasn’t planned. It came up last minute and worked.”
Baadshao is a multi-starrer which also stars Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Esha Gupta and Sanjay Mishra in the lead roles. The film is a thriller set in the emergency era of the 1970s. It is all set to hit screens worldwide on September 1.