Bollywood Wives Don’t Like Husbands Kissing Their Heroines
Television star and big-screen aspirant Gurmeet Choudhary’s wife is apparently livid with her husband. After she saw his smouldering smooches with co-star Sana Khan in a forthcoming film the two apparently had a massive showdown in Sri Lanka over the issue.
When Ajay Devgn did his first screen kiss in Shivaay recently, he didn’t tell his wifeKajol about it. She only found out about it after the film was complete. What kind of upheavals ensued in the Devgan household is not known.
But one thing is for sure. Bollywood star-wives are not comfortable with their spouses kissing on screen. This is why Shah Rukh Khan has an unwritten no-kissing clause which he broke just once for his favourite director Yash Chopra in Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
Imran Khan—when he had a career—also had an unofficial embargo on kissing scenes which he broke just once for a lingering lip-lock with Anushka Sharma in Matru Ki BijliKa Mandola.Imran apparently turned down the opportunity to kiss Kangna Ranaut inKatti Batti.
Akshay Kumar kissed Shilpa Shetty in Dhadkan in a honeymoon sequence. But before the film’s release he was hitched to marry Twinkle Khanna.So the Akshay–Shilpa kiss was discreetly edited out.Akshay has not been seen in any liplock in recent times.He told a friend that romance and intimacy can be expressed without kissing.But would he have come to this state of nirvanic realization if there was no wife waiting at home?
Ayushmann Khurrana had hell to pay when he agreed to a liplock with his (now-forgotten) co-star Pooja Salvi in Nautanki Saala. Ayushmann’s wife threw a fit and almost walked out on him. He had to promise it wouldn’t happen again.
A “happily” married actor known for his commitment to getting the role right once told me, “No wife likes to see her man kissing another woman even if it’s just for the camera. When I had to do a kissing scene I told the director to meet my wife and get her permission. She met the director and told him she was cool with the kiss.I double-checked with her that night and she said it was okay. But after the scene was shot she moved into the guest room and wouldn’t talk to me for days.So I’d advise all Indian actors to think twice before plunging into it.”