Shahab Ali says why intimate scenes with Samantha Akkineni were deleted from The Family Man 2

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Published by Swathy S on 25 Jun 2021

Actor Shahab Ali reveals that, in The Family Man 2, Samantha Akkineni’s character was supposed to fall in love with the character of Sajid portrayed by Shahab Ali. Samantha Akkineni’s character Rajji and Sajid apparently had a few intimate and ‘suggestive’ scenes in the series. The actor has now revealed that the scenes were removed in the final stage.

In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Shahab Ali was asked about the scenes and he told that “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”.

In The Family Man 2, both Samantha and Shahab portrayed the role of extremists waiting for opportunities to execute suicide attacks in India. Samantha Akkineni played the character of Sri Lankan Tamilian while Shahab Ali played the role of a man from Kashmir.

Shahab Ali said that “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)”. When asked if any scenes with physical intimacy were shot, the actor added that “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 (of content creation)”.

In the series, both Sajid and Rajji are depicted as cold and ruthless with no emotional connection to any person but there is a hint towards the end that each is developing a soft corner for the other. The Family Man 2 is produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

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