Everyone knows that the kiss between Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere had created quite an uproar in India and other countries. It has reached a point where protests were held daily, and posters/effigies of Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere were in flames. The incident occured during an AIDS-awareness event when Gere planted a kiss on Shilpa’s cheek.
Many feel that Richard went overboard by hugging her and kissing her several times on the cheek. They feel it would have been fine if he only kissed her once on the cheek. Shilpa Shetty at the moment had turned a cold shoulder to the media. However, after the shooting of Life..in a Metro (Shilpa’s forthcoming film) was disrupted she decided to confront the media. In many interviews she has stated that the purpose of the AIDS event was to reveal to everyone that Aids is a major issue that needs to be dealt with. She has said many times that instead of focusing on the Aids/HIV event everyone is creating an uproar on a mere kiss. You would think this situation wouldn’t get any worse but, it has.
Recently, Dinesh Gupta (Chief Judicial Magistrate) issued an arrest warrant against Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere. This situation is similar to another that occurred in 2006, between Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, after the release of Dhoom 2.