Soha Ali Khan has refused to be kissed by serial kisser Emraan Hashmi in Tum Mile, which tells the story of how the two of them get trapped together in the Mumbai floods of four years ago. “I had given a detailed narration to Soha about the kiss,” said director Kunal Deshmukh, “However, on the day of the shoot, Soha developed cold feet. As the scene was to be shot against the backdrop of a setting sun, I was in a hurry to film it. But by the time I managed to convince Soha, Emraan had an issue. He did not take kindly to Soha’s refusal and as a result refused to shoot. I’m sure they will eventually understand that the kiss is an important part of the film and will work towards the betterment of the film.”
Soha is lined up to host her own TV series and it is rapidly becoming a family affair. Brother Saif has agreed to appear and even sister Saba, who is generally reluctant to appear in the limelight, being more involved with running the family’s vast estates. In addition, she hopes Saif and Kareena Kapoor will appear together to talk about their relationship and her friend Konkona Sen Sharma will also appear with her beau Ranvir Shorey.
She recently spoke about the experience of filming in the UK with her mother for an English-language movie.” I was a bit nervous while working with her because she is a perfectionist but it was a superb experience. There were times when she used to scold me on the sets,” she laughs. Sharmila has stayed in the UK for the moment to be the guest of honour at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this week which is showing a retrospective of Bengali independent movies.