There was a time when kisses on screen seemed like a taboo. Today they are as popular as item numbers in movies, thanks to apni Mallika Sherawat who broke all the norms with her 17 kisses in the film Khwahish. There have been famous Bollywood kisses on screen time and again that hit the headlines and raised a few eyebrows. Through the course of history lets look at some of the most sensational smooches on screen.
Way back in 1973, Bobby was declared a bold film. Raj Kapoor dared to experiment with everything from skimpy clothes to a quick smooch between Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia to rake gold at the box-office.
This Mani Ratnam film is much known only for its hot kissing scene between ‘sweet and young’ Madhuri Dixit and ‘once-upon-a-time superstar’ (then in his mid-age) Vinod Khanna . The film was a remake of a Tamil film which didn’t do well at the Box-office.
Raja Hindustani (1996)
The Kissing scene between Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor drenched in rain came as a surprise to many watching the film in the Indian cinemas. Nonetheless, it was an amazingly shot kiss.
One of the most controversial films in the history of Indian cinema. A super hit overseas as it told the tale of lesbian love in the heart of middle class India. Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi share a controversial kissing scene in the film.
Govind Menon’s Khwahish is synonymous with Mallika Sherawat’s 17 kisses on screen. Record breaking I must say!
Hey Ram (2000)
Apart from a controversial subject matter, what added to the controversy was the scandalous love-making and kissing scenes between Rani Mukherjee and South superstar Kamal Hassan.
Kyun…Ho Gaya Na (2004)
Aishwarya Rai had always been an enigma for the media especially after she broke up with Salman Khan. She was said to be dating Vivek Oberoi during the time Kyun… Ho Gaya Na released. Although the kiss between Vivek and Ash evoked curiosity, the film was a major flop.
Boom did not do well on the box-office only that it made news for its kissing scenes. The lovemaking scene that made news and the censor board go chop-chop-chop was the one between Gulshan Grover and newcomer Katrina Kaif (in her debut role). Apparently Gulshan demanded 7-8 retakes of his kissing scene with Katrina. Katrina had no complaints because she didn’t have Salman as her boyfriend then
A Kissing scene in the film between veteran Amitabh Bachchan and co-star Rani Mukherjee, playing teacher and student gathered a lot of smirks.
Kareena and Fardeen Khan shared a kiss on screen for the movie Dev and that became quite controversial because it didnt go down well with the Muslim community because they both played Muslims in the film.
Musafir is amongst those umpteen Sanjay Dutt gangster films. The only reason why this one is fresh in people’s minds is because of some sensational (and sometimes unnecessary) love-making scenes between Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy.
Dhoom 2 (2006)
Nothing wrong with the kiss between Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan. But someone filed a case against the Yash Raj films because he found the kiss obscene. Also the kiss is said to have upset the Bachchans who are Aishwarya’s in-laws now. Hrithik Roshan was not invited to the Abhi-Ash Wedding despite being Abhishek’s childhood friend.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
Ranveer and Deepika may not say it in the open that they are madly in love with each other. However, their on screen chemistry in Ram Leela said it all. They shared an extremely sizzling hot chemistry, with a couple of deep kisses in between.
Arjun Rampal & Shruti Hassan shared a very passionate kiss in the film followed by some steamy love making scenes.
Jab Tak Hain Jaan (2012)
We had to add this film in our list as the king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan broke his no-kissing rule and smooched the irresistible Katrina Kaif in the film.
Aashiqui 2 (2013)
Rain, romance and then a passionate kiss between Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur. No one did a romantic kiss better than them in a very long time.
One of the cutest kisses ever, was shared between Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the film Barfi, and we had to mention it.
Shootout at Wadala (2013)
The love-making scene between John and Kangna in the movie Shootout at Wadala started with a hot liplock which set the screen on fire.
Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Former flames Deepika and Ranbir kissed in the movie Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani. Made us think that they were dating again. *wink*
Shudh Desi Romance (2013)
Setting a new record, Sushant Singh Rajput kissed his co-stars Vaani Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra 27 times in the entire movie.