Awkward, passionate or sweet, onscreen kisses in Bollywood have definitely come a long way. DESIblitz looks at some of the best Bollywood kisses throughout the years.
This onscreen pair set the screen alight with their lip locking
Onscreen Bollywood kisses have historically invoked controversy. Whilst some actors shy away from them, others openly embrace the steamy smooches.
Whether it’s a light peck on the lips, or a passionate kiss, these intimate moments still stir up a commotion.
Though kissing has gradually become more accepted in Indian cinema today, it was the bold actors in the past who have paved the way for the newcomers today.
Following in their footsteps and further pushing the boundaries are the current young couples sizzling onscreen today.
DESIblitz takes a look at some of the best Bollywood kisses that have graced the silver screen.
Deepika and Ranveer ~ Ram Leela’(2013)
The bold intimate scenes between Deepika and Ranveer reflected both their off screen and on screen romance. Packed with steamy sequences, this onscreen pair set the screen alight with their lip locking.
With countless kisses, this ‘Romeo and Juliet’ inspired romance, oozed passion, aggression and fierce love.
Shahrukh Khan and Katrina ~ Jab Tak Hai Jaan’(2012)
The kiss between Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif will go down in history as one of the most significant kisses of Bollywood, as it was King Khan’s first ever kiss onscreen!
Despite dominating the silver screen for over a decade, and with no kissing scenes in any of his prior films, the multiple kisses between Katrina and Shahrukh surprised audiences worldwide.
Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor ~ Raja Hindustani (1996)
This 90’s classic shocked fans with the daring kiss between Karisma Kapoor and Aamir Khan.
Though some earlier films captured a quick kiss, this was the first family film to include such a long and intense kissing scene.
Standing in the rain with their arms wrapped around another, this kiss pushed the boundaries and began the trend for kissing in mainstream commercial family films.
Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez ~ Murder 2 (2011)
This list would be incomplete without mentioning Emraan Hashmi!
Bollywood’s notorious serial kisser has certainly gained himself a reputation for a guaranteed kiss in each of his films.
Saying that, his best onscreen kiss was with Jacqueline Fernandez in Murder 2, it’s understandable with the number of lip locks in this film that Emraan and Jacqueline make this list.
Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan ~ Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Getting the pulses racing was the effortless onscreen chemistry between Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and the industry’s Barbie Doll, Katrina Kaif.
Standing apart from the crowd, this female led kiss only happens after Katrina’s character decides to chase her love interest on a motorbike and demand his attention with an unforgettable kiss.
Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala ~ 1942: A Love Story (1994)
Taking you back in time, this classic romance has been enshrined in Indian cinema history with the beautiful song ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’.
However, the song ‘Kuch Na Kaho’ captures a sweet and tender kiss between legendary actor Anil Kapoor and the beautiful Manisha Koirala.
Definitely a daring move for its time, the sweet kiss between the two captures the innocent and pure love between the two protagonists.
Rani Mukherjee and Kamal Hassan Hey Ram (2006)
Legendary star Kamal Hassan and dusky beauty Rani Mukherjee wowed audiences with this gripping tale.
What also got people talking were the incredibly bold kissing scenes between the senior star and relatively young Rani Mukherjee.
Kamal’s acting experience and Rani’s talent created some steamy onscreen kisses throughout this film.
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan ~ Dhoom 2 (2006)
With two of Bollywood hottest people coming together onscreen magic is sure to ensue. Aishwarya and Hrithik sizzles onscreen, but their emotional and passionate kiss in this film caused hysteria.
Sparking controversy immediately this kiss increased the hype for the already incredibly successful Dhoom franchise. With Aishwarya refraining from kissing after this film, this kiss will be one remembered by her fans.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan ~ Kurbaan (2009)
Bollywood diva Bebo and her handsome superstar husband Saif Ali Khan’s raunchy scenes in this film certainly raised some eyebrows.
The on and off screen pair’s effortless chemistry produced some magical romantic scenes.
Lighting up the screen with every kiss, these intimate kissing and love making scenes are some of the best in Bollywood.
Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput ~ Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
This new age film with budding young stars Parineeti and Sushant depicted the lifestyle and complications of relationships today.
Packed with countless kisses between Sushanth and Parineeti, this film had more kisses than we could count! Adding to this Sushant also shared an intimate scene and kissing with Vaani Kapoor in this quirky onscreen love triangle.
Throughout the history of Indian cinema, Bollywood kisses have evolved from a rare occasion to almost becoming a norm amongst young actors today.
Steaming up the screen and heightening the romance have been these iconic onscreen kisses.
Whether it be the first time for superstar King Khan, or the hundredth time for Emraan Hashmi, kissing scenes are what often steal the show and create the popular Bollywood films of our time.
Raj Nayak is the CEO of Colors TV and Rishtey Cineplex at Viacom18 Media. In an exclusive Gupshup with DESIblitz, Raj talks Bigg Boss, 24 and more!