MUMBAI: We have seen several slap sequences in Bollwyood, however, this was a bit different. While the shots experience a close encounter, actor Rajkumar Rao reportedly slapped his ‘Humari Adhuri Kahaani’ co-star Vidya Balan thrice.

For a scene representing domestic violence in their upcoming movie, Vidya was actually slapped three times by Rao.

According to a source, “Rajkumar plays the character of Vidya’s husband in the movie. While the slap was a part of the script, no one expected that he would actually hit her. Usually, when it comes to actions like this, actors just shoot make-believe scenes.”

He added that the camera makes it all look existent but it does not happen in real. “So, everyone was shocked when he slapped Vidya for the first time,” the source added.

The scene reportedly required three retakes which made the actor slap the National Award winning actress thrice. 

Apparently, Director Mohit Suri too did not expect that Rao would do this. 

“I actually jumped out of my seat, but then I realized that Vidya was holding the scene well. That’s when it dawned on me that both the actors had planned this in advance to make the scene look authentic,” Mohit Suri said in a statement.

‘Humari Adhuri Kahaani’ also starring Emraan Hashmi along with Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao is set to hit the big screen on June 12.