Heartthrob Emraan Hashmi has long been known as Bollywood’s original serial kisser, but appears the Once Upon A Time in Mumbai star has competition from Rockstar actor Ranbir Kapoor, who looks to add to the list of co-stars he has kissed onscreen.
In Bachna Ae Haseeno the actor locked lips with Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone and Bipashu Basu. If that was not enough, Ranbir has also shared kissing scenes with Sarah Thompson in Raajneeti, Priyanka Chopra in Anjaana Anjaani and Nargis Fakhri for Rockstar.
“Kissing onscreen is extremely technical! You have to see if the light is coming right, if your face is in the right position for the camera…besides there are so many people around! I am an actor and it’s a part of my acting. I also don’t usually need retakes. I am a good kisser” said Ranbir comically in a recent interview.
Although Ranbir may be confident in his acting, kissing on screen appears to be something that will take time to get used to. While on the TV show Aapki Adalat, Kapoor said “I do love stories most of the time. Naturally kissing scenes do come up. I don’t say daalo (put in) kissing scenes. Moreover, it’s too awkward to kiss a girl in front of hundred people on the sets and in front of camera and lights.”
Current holder of the title Emraan has locked lips in a long list of films, but it appears that Emraan is getting a little tired of the serial kisser tag and would happily give Ranbir the crown.
After Rockstar, Ranbir is set to romance previous co-star Deepika Padukone on big screen in Karan Johar’s new production Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, where we are sure Ranbir will be able to further challenge Emraan for the title.