Vidya Balan refuses liplock with co-star Arshad Warsi - May 22 2009

After her kiss with Madhavan in Guru, Vidya Balan seems to have developed cold feet to the idea of puckering up to another co-star. The actress has put her foot down and said no to a liplock with Arshad Warsi in Ishqiya.

A source from the unit reveals, "Ishqiya was being shot on Wednesday at the Borivili National Park. Several scenes were to be canned, including one smooch scene between Vidya and Arshad. The actress threw a spanner in the works and completely refused to a liplock with Arshad. Director Abhishek Chaubey was taken aback as he had informed Vidya about the kissing scene beforehand."

The source continues, "Balan has intimate scenes with Arshad in the film but her refusal to smooch shocked everyone. Producer Vishal Bhardwaj was called to the sets. He couldn't make it as he was busy editing his other project, Kaminey. She was persistent. The director was forced to drop it altogether."

It is learnt that Vishal will be meeting Vidya to discuss her reservations for not enacting the scene. The source maintains, "Abhishek is sure that once she speaks to Vishal, she will do the scene. She has been co-operative throughout the shoot. It's surprising that she did steamy scenes but refused to smooch Arshad."

Co-producer Mansi Maroo maintains, "I was present on the sets and nothing like this happened. Vidya is informed about any and all scenes in advance."

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