Mumbai: Zoya Akhtar is thinking of toning down a 3-minute long kiss between Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan in 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

A few weeks ago, director Zoya Akhtar had to tone down the chemistry between Hrithik Roshan

and Katrina Kaif in the song ‘Ek Junoon’ in her next, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Reason being it was a group song also featuring Farhan Akhta, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin.
Hrithik and Katrina's chemistry was taking away the essence of the group number. Now, Zoya is faced with another dilemma; to retain or drastically tone down a three-minute intense kissing scene filmed on both of them.

A very long scene

Revealing the nature of the scene, an insider elaborates, "After a severe exchange of words, Hrithik's character Arjun leaves in a Buick. Katrina (Laila) chases him on her bike. Stopping his car, she forces him out and pinning him on the bonnet, kisses him. And it's a rather long scene, about three minutes long."

However, Zoya's predicament triggered from their sizzling chemistry in the ‘Ek Junoon’ number.
"When they saw the first cut of the song shot during the Spanish Tomatina festival, Zoya felt that the chemistry between the two actors was too much for a group song," recalls our source, adding that the filmmaker also understood the dilemma of the two actors for whom it could get awkward personally.

The source adds, "Hrithik's kissing scenes with Barbara Mori in Kites and Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 was talked about a lot. Kats' liplock with John Abraham in New York was hyped too."

Our informer maintains that the scene is very crucial as it conveys the strengthening of Arjun and Laila's romance. "That's why Zoya is finding it difficult to decide on how much of the kiss to retain and how much to leave out," source says.