While actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has broken her self-imposed no-kissing rule with her upcoming film Ki and Ka, where she is seen alongside actor Arjun Kapoor, there are still many others in Bollywood who are not comfortable filming a lip lock on screen. Recently, there was news that actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be seen in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, alongside actor Ranbir Kapoor, has refused to kiss him.
Meanwhile, Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, too, have decided to refrain from getting intimate on screen in their respective upcoming films, Kapoor & Sons and Raees.
Actor Shahid Kapoor seems to be staying away from this after his marriage last year and there were reports that he might include it in his contract. Actors Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan, too, don’t kiss on screen.
Trade analyst Atul Mohan says reports talking about how actors will kiss or not kiss on screen add to the publicity of the film. “When a big star breaks this no-kissing rule, it definitely adds to the promotion and excitement around the film,” he says.
Agreeing with him, trade analyst Omar Qureshi says, “There are many clauses that actors are made to sign, such as nudity clause or no-pregnancy clause. If kissing is not a part of that, actors will always say they went ahead as the script demanded it.”
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Filmmaker Shakun Batra, who is directing Fawad in his upcoming film, says, “It’s very important for the actor and the director to be on the same page and that was true for me and Fawad. I think it depends from actor to actor and also on the importance of the scene and how else it can be portrayed,” he says.
Meanwhile, Johar is said to have shot the kissing scene with Aishwarya in a way that would not involve a real lip-lock. Buzz is that he has also shot an intimate scene with Ash for the film without any skin show.
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