Intimate Scenes With Samantha Were Deleted: Shahab Ali AKA Sajid

'The Family Man 2' actor Shahab Ali said that the scenes with Samantha Akkineni were shot but later removed.

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Intimate Scenes With Samantha Were Deleted: Shahab Ali AKA Sajid

The Family Man 2 stars Manoj Bajpayee (Srikant Tiwari) in the lead facing Shahab Ali (Sajid) and Samantha Akkineni (Raji) as antagonists, playing an ISIS linked operative and a rebel Tamilian soldier respectively.

Shahab Ali, in a recent interview, confirmed that there was a romantic story arc between the two. They apparently also had intimate and 'suggestive' scenes but these scenes never crossed the editing table, he revealed.


Even though both their characters were portrayed as reclusive and completely focused on their mission, there were hints of an emotional connect between Sajid and Raji.

Shahab told Bollywood Hungama, "It is not just the intimate scenes. It was the usual process - you have a lengthy show and there is the process of editing which comes later. It was not like a particular scene was edited out."

"I think only those scenes were retained that were required and logical. The parts that were not logical, were not kept (in the final version)," he added.

"We did some suggestive scenes that suggested that they fall in love towards the end. But those scenes were not making sense for the creators, or maybe the platform. So, those scenes were edited out. There are so many scenes edited out, so it is not a big deal. That is the process."
Shahab Ali to Bollywood Hungama

In an earlier interview with India TV, Shahab had revealed a fun memory from the sets with Samantha.

"Before season 2, I did not know how to drive a car and I had six to seven scenes of driving. I had to drive the car in panic mode with intense dialogues. It was a nightmare for me. Production people gave me a fifteen-twenty minutes lesson and then I went to shoot. Samantha did not know that I was driving for the first time. Later, when I told her she was shocked," he remembered.

The Family Man 2 is created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, and also stars Priyamani, Sharad Kelkar, Neeraj Madhav, and Sharib Hashmi.

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