SMOOCH SHOCK: Actors shun lip-locking
Bollywood beefcakes shy away from kissing.india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 19:06 IST
Is it Kissing King Emraan Hashmi's decision, to quit smooching on-screen, that has inspired other Bollywood actors to give up steamy scenes in reel life? Or is it sheer modesty that has provoked men to shy away from lip locking? Let's find out.
Even though on-screen kissing gets a green signal, actors have decided to lock lips only if required! News has it that dare bare hunks have started refusing unnecessary kissing scenes in reel life. The first one to join Hashmi's 'non-kissing' league is newcomer Kiran Jhanjani who requested his director to delete a long lip-locking scene with actress Malishka in forthcoming film Sitam because that particular scene might have spoiled his married life.
"First of all I want to rest all rumours that I refused the scene due to fear of sexually transmitted disease. This was not the reason at all. I am married and I have certain responsibilities towards my wife. Besides that I also feel that a smooch scene was not required in the film," says Kiran.
"I respect my wife's feelings and I can't do such explicit scenes. I don't want her to take me to task for a mere film role. Kissing should be done for a reason. I requested my director to change the smooching scene into a plain kissing one. I don't want to face my wife's ire and then waste my effort and energy to persuade her that what I did was really an integral part of the film. I am happy with my married life. Besides that I also feel that kiss would have easily replaced the smooch scene because smooch was unnecessary according to the situation in the film," he further adds.Another actor in the making, Arjun Punj, refused to give lip service to bombshell Mona Chopra in Time Pass. "I refused because there was no need for any such scene in the film. I don't do movies just for smooching. I told the director that unnecessary kissing scene will look as if we were forced to do it," says Arjun.
And it's not only the male breed but also female actresses who are ready to skip steamy scenes. Actress Maushami Udeshi tells her experience while shooting for the film Lips with co-star Anuj Saxena. "While doing romantic shots I feltAnuj was not as forthcoming as he should have been only because his wife was present on every shooting location. Moreover, I feel kissing without reason looks vulgar and uncalled for," states Maushmi.
First Published: Jan 05, 2006 18:23 IST