Not so long ago we heard that actor Shahid Kapoor is going to add the No-Kissing Clause in his contract for all his films, after his much-talked-about marriage with Delhi-girl Mira Rajput. Well, it’s not like the heartthrob has never kissed on-screen before. Who can forget his romantic kiss with former girlfriend Kareena Kapoor Khan towards the climax of ‘Jab We Met’, the passionate smooch in ‘Kaminey’ with Priyanka Chopra or the controversial lip lock with Genelia D’souza that was edited out of the film ‘Chance Pe Dance’? But looks like the ‘Haider’ actor now wants to come across as the typical one-woman man off-screen too!
However, the industry has a few such actors who have had this clause in their contract from the very start of their career and have never kissed on-screen.
Officially, they belong to the KISS Committee. And by KISS, we mean Kissing Is a Serious Sin. Let us have a look at the members who have graced this committee by their presence.
1. Salman Khan:
Yes, hard to believe but true! The most eligible of Bollywood has refrained from locking lips on-screen. It’s his and his foe-turned-friend Shah Rukh Khan’s names that are enough to make any girl fall down on their knees; but even though SRK broke the rule in 2012 by locking lips with Katrina Kaif in ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, Salman still lives by his principles. Truly, ek baar jo inhone commitment kar di, fir toh yeh apne aap ki bhi nahi sunte!
2. Ajay Devgn:
Brooding shoulders and intense eyes; a tall, dark and handsome man is certainly every girl’s weakness. But Ajay made sure he keeps his lips secure for his wife Kajol only. While we have seen him romance gorgeous ladies from Kareena Kapoor Khan to Kajal Aggarwal, but Ajay has always maintained his distance from kissing on-screen.
3. Sonakshi Sinha:
With her entry in the industry, she made it clear that she would never lock lips with any actor or wear exposing clothes. Though there was some high level of intimacy in ‘Lootera’, her mother made sure to be present on the sets of the film to supervise the making of the scene and to ensure that Sonakshi does not pucker up with Ranveer Singh.
Be it the South Indian film industry or Hindi film industry, Asin has stood firm and rejected all the scripts that demanded her to kiss on-screen. Surely, that might have affected the gorgeous actress’ career in Bollywood, but we respect her for not compromising on what she firmly believes in, in return for fame!
5. Riteish Deshmukh:
The young actor, who has been a proud father off late, has had his share of sex-comedies and romantic movies, but has always refrained from kissing on-screen. So much so, that he remained firm on his grounds even after the entire crew and even Jacqueline herself tried to convince him to kiss her in ‘Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai’.
While every second actor is in their race to steal Emraan Hashmi’s tag of the serial kisser, here are a few of them who chose to be different and have still managed to create a position for themselves in the industry, without giving into the pressure by public and producers.