But before I go on, let's play a game. Pick the emoticon that best describes your feelings towards this rather new trend in Bollywood:
[Btw more awesome emoticons here: http://emoticons4u.com/index.htm]
If you picked one of the top row ones, the next bit is for you, and then I strongly recommend you stop reading. If you picked one of the bottom row ones, then by all means, read this to the end, I think you'll enjoy it!
~~ Some of my favourite recent near-kisses ~~Whether the scene got cut off for the sake of decency, or the one of the two changed their mind, or even someone interrupted, these are the best kisses that never happened on screen.
Sona and Vikram in Luck By Chance - great scene this one
Aditi and Viren in Socha Na Tha - proof that Abhay Deol can do romance just fine... though maybe not with Sonam Kapoor.
Sonia and Kabir in Kidnap - proof that Imran Khan can do romance just fine... though maybe not with Sonam Kapoor. Wait, do I see a trend?
Jodhaa and Jalal in Jodhaa Akbar - oh well, not like we haven't seen Dhoom 2, right?
Shai and Munna in Dhobi Ghat - sigh... Can it be January 21st already?
But forget all that teasing. Time for the good stuff!
~~ Some of my favourite recent kisses ~~
Meera and Jai in Love Aaj Kal - Perhaps not the steamiest kiss in history, but what a cute scene! Imtiaz Ali is the man, I don't care who says what about his films!
And speaking of Deepika: Pinky and Nandu in Lafangey Parindey - Not a very successful movie, but a very cute jodi these two.
And to move to the seriously scorching stuff (hopefully by now the people who picked emoticons from the first row have given up on reading else I will be responsible for some heart attacks)...
My boy Shahid also had his share of on-screen kisses, and if it weren't for the stupid dialogue before it, Kaminey would be at the top of this list. "I love you more than Bombay"??? Really, Vishal, what were you thinking?
Chance Pe Dance is an eyeful as well, but what with me not being a big fan of Genelia, her being there ruins some of the magic.
So I went with Bulbul and Karan in Badmaash Company - Did they even stop to breathe in this scene?
Kiara and Akash in Anjaana Anjaani - No really, I got embarrassed even screencapping for this!
Krishna and Babban in Ishqiya - Now those two could roast a pig, they were so hot together! And what an awesome movie!
Nameless woman and Vishnu in Road, Movie - Caution, steamy roads ahead!
ETA: By public demand, adding Shruti and Bittoo from Band Baaja Baaraat. Yup, it is as good as everyone told me!
~~ And just for fun: blast from the past ~~
Raja and Aarti in Raja Hindustani. So sad that Karishma's irritating laughter (and general presence) ruins this scene, it would have been perfect!
Perfect I say, perfect! After all, they can say whatever they want about Emraan Hashmi and his kingdom of smooches, Aamirou is still way ahead of anyone else, if only in longevity and well... sheer numbers!
And I think that covers my quota of fangirling and naughtiness for the past 2-3 months (I was way behind), so I promise some perfectly decent posts in the next little while.