In Poison, Riya Sen's kiss with Freddy Daruwalla has taken the Internet by storm. While she talking in question,her statement had no qualms in locking her lips with Freddy as the script required her to do so. "As an actor, if a certain level of intimacy helps to carry the narrative forward--- then it is my job to perform it. I felt that for my character in Poison, hence the moment of physical intimacy was appropriate." Ask her if her husband Shivam Tewari is okay with the intimacy she has exhibited, Riya shoots back, "While it’s important to get the buy-in of our family members on many areas of our work, I feel that as an individual too I’m equipped to make certain choices. My family backs me up on such decisions and it rests more on a discussion rather than a permission or request.
My husband is very supportive of my work and my career. Every actor has a job to perform and that job is to the bring the character to life. Sometimes, that means a certain level of intimacy is required which is crucial for both the characters and the story. My husband encourages me to put my best effort forward and always says that after all - it’s ACTING! The more convincing it looks - the better the job that I have done! At the end of the day, he knows that my values are strong.