As much as Kangna Ranaut might have wanted to see Irrfan Khan shake a leg in Mani Shankar's forthcoming film Knockout, the actor, known for his serious roles, had other ideas. Irrfan refused to dance in front of Kangna and she was forced to cool her heels outside the sets. The incident happened in Pune when Irrfan was doing a take-off on Katrina Kaif's song Touch me touch me from Race. Mani was shooting a song picturised on Kangna and Irrfan, which has them in separate frames. When Kangna was done with her portions, she sat aside and started watching Irrfan's dance moves.
A source said, "When Irrfan started dancing, he kept fumbling and was feeling very uncomfortable. He saw many people around and asked Mani to ask some crew members to leave the sets. However, Kangna being the heroine of the film remained on the sets. That's when Irrfan and producer Sohail Maklai requested Kangna to leave too."
How did Kangna react? "Kangna took it very sportingly. She is a through professional and understood that Irrfan, who is not habituated to dancing, was feeling rather awkward in her presence," said our source.
Confirming the story, Maklai said, "Yeah. We requested Kangna to wait outside the sets. Irrfan was very shy but in the end, he did a mind-blowing job."