The age of coyly hiding behind flowers has gone, and some celebs, in particular, are extremely sad to see it go.
For every Aditi Rao Hydari who sets records for the maximum number of kissing scenes (In her debut movie nonetheless), there are at least a dozen industry veterans who’ve successfully managed to escape their co-stars under the mistletoe. Here’s a look at five Bollywood celebs who absolutely refuse to lock lips with their co-stars onscreen:
Even as archrival SRK broke his no onscreen kissing rule to rankle Salman by cozying up to his former paramour, Katrina in Jab Tak Hai Jaan; Salman resolutely refuses to lock lips with any actress onscreen, and apparently looks down on actors who do it, as proved when he announced, “I don’t have respect for people who kiss onscreen.” This might be a bit late in the day, but perhaps there’s some truth to all his ‘virgin’ claims after all.
In the four years that she’s spent in the industry, Sonakshi has earned a reputation as the ‘Bharatiya Nari’ and with good reason. Not only do her movies involve her playing some variation of the village belle, but the actress also has a strict no onscreen kissing policy that echoes days of yore.
Her infamous clinch with Richard Gere may have gone down in history, but that is about the only public kissing that Shilpa Shetty has allowed in her two decades long Bollywood career.
After sending director Sajid Khan’s plans for a toss by point blank refusing to don a two-piece, Tamanaah followed up with another diktat stating, “I don’t kiss on screen and nor will I ever don a bikini. I have followed it so far and continue to do so.” Is it just us or is Sajid Khan too thinking that he ought to have just cast Bips opposite Saif in the first place and given them free reign to recreate their Race chemistry?
The Southern belle may have maintained that she is, “Not too comfortable kissing onscreen,” and given the singular lack of screen space she’s occupying these days, we don’t think it matters either way.