Films: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Jism 2, Murder 3, Bombay Talkies, John Day
Actor’s take: “I find it tougher to do emotional scenes than intimate ones. They are comparatively easier.”
Impact: It was Randeep’s sizzling chemistry with Mahie Gill in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster that got him a distinct image. The actor went on to bag films like Jism 2 and Murder 3 that had the element of erotica. In between, the actor has also done films like Jannat 2 and Cocktail, which did not have much scope for romance. The actor’s no-holds barred attitude seems to be working for him.
Films: Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saala
Actor’s take: “I think it’s okay to do kissing scenes as long as your partner is okay with it. It’s just acting, after all.”
Impact: Ayushmann’s kissing scene in Vicky Donor did not hit headlines but his passionate smooch with Pooja Salvi in Nautanki Saala was talked about. Since then, the actor’s career has been moving at a steady pace.
Films: Yeh Saali Zindagi, Mirch and Jism 2
Actor’s take: “My parents get amused when they read about my shenanigans,” says the actor who comes from a politicalfamily.
Impact: It was his 22 kisses in Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi that got Arunoday into the limelight. He followed it up with intimate scenes with Sunny Leone in Jism 2. However, the kisses didn’t help as critics panned him.
Films: Murder, Aashiq Banaya Apne, Murder, Zeher, Aksar to name a few
Actor’s take: “A perfect kiss is the one that’s truly felt. The timing is also very important,” the actor had said.
Impact: Many consider the actor as Bollywood’s original kissing star. Taking into account, the success of his films with the masses, Emraan’s efforts didn’t go in vain. Since last two years, he has leveraged his mass appeal to get varied roles in some critically acclaimed films like The Dirty Picture and Shanghai.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Films: Lafangey Parindey, David, Shortcut Romeo, 3G
Actor’s take: “I believe that kissing scenes should be shot well. Moreover, there’s a lot of hype around such scenes, which is unnecessary. They have been happening in our films since quite some time.”
Impact: Neil’s kissing scenes with Monica Dogra in David and Sonal Chauhan in 3G made some news. However, they did nothing to boost his career commercially. With the actor’s last three films tanking at the box office, Neil seems to need a new mantra to attract film buffs.