An old interview clip of Tamil actress Rekha revealing the kiss she shared with versatile actor Kamal Haasan in Punnagai Mannan was without her consent, is going viral on the social media and has become the hot topic of discussion. K Balachander’ directorial venture Punnagai Mannan, had Kamal Haasan and Rekha, which was released in 1986. The movie has a scene in which the actor Kamal Haasan plants an unplanned kiss, moments before he jumps off a cliff with Rekha.
Rekha was 16 at the time when she was shooting with Kamal Haasan for Punnagai Mannan. According to Rekha, she was not aware of the kiss and she would have not agreed to the scene, had she been informed earlier. She said, “The makers took the scene without my approval, but it worked for the film.” Punnagai Mannan was released over 30 years ago and director KBalachander passed away in 2014.