For some reason, there are people who have come out of watching Batti Gul Meter Chalu and instead of talking about the issue addressed in the film (corruption in electricity board), they had one topic - the kiss. If you haven't seen Batti Gul Meter Chalu and plan to do so, stop reading ahead. For there is a major SPOILER ahead! If you expected a kiss between Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, and we don't blame you for doing so, then you are wrong. Despite sharing a sizzling chemistry with each other in Haider (that movie had a lot of liplocks between these two), Shraddha is involved in a love triangle with Shahid and Divyendu Sharma's characters, and in a surprising turn, she chooses the latter because he has a good nature. Shahid's character catches upon their relationship when he sees them sharing a passionate liplock. Batti Gul Meter Chalu Movie Review: Shahid Kapoor Tries Too Hard in This Farcical Social Drama.
Shraddha's kiss has surprised many, as there is a notion in Bollywood that A-list actresses do not kiss actors, not in their league. While there are actresses who abide by this notion, (and nobody attached this rule to the male leads, except if you have broken your no-kissing policy of years, like Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn), Bollywood heroines have been very bold and are more open to the idea of onscreen kissing. Shraddha's kiss in BGMC is definitely a brave movie by the actress, to remain in her character, considering how crucial this kiss was in the movie.
And it is not just Shraddha who managed to break conventions with the onscreen kiss. Here are others -
Alia Bhatt in Dear Zindagi
Alia Bhatt, who usually don't shy away from onscreen kisses, still managed to surprise the audiences when she shared an unexpected kiss with Ali Zafar.
Anushka Sharma in NH-10
In her first production, Anushka shared a sweet liplock with Neil Bhoopalam, who played her husband.
Priyanka Chopra in Saat Khoon Maaf
Although the scene got deleted in the final product, Priyanka Chopra is seen kissing the young Vivaan Shah during a song.
Richa Chadha in Fukrey Returns
The conclusion of this comic caper left many surprised when Bholi Punjaban, played by Richa Chadha, planted a big one on the lips of Choocha, played terrifically by Varun Sharma.
Vidya Balan in Ishqiya
Although she had kissed before, Vidya Balan's hot smooch with Arshad Warsi has been the talk of the town for days after the movie came out.
Kareena Kapoor Khan in Ki & Ka
Kareena has once said that she won't do any kissing scenes post her marriage to Saif Ali Khan. Well, she broke her own rule when she kissed a younger Arjun Kapoor in this R Balki film.
Shabana Azmi in Fire
The most controversial of this lot. Shabana Azmi was one of the most acclaimed and respected actors in Bollywood, so no one expected her to share a lesbian kiss with Nandita Das. Years later, Shabana Azmi again broke conventions as she shared a kiss with Boman Irani in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. What's so special about this one is that when Bollywood rarely show geriatric love, an onscreen kiss just ups the game!
Have we missed out on any convention breaking kisses by our Bollywood actresses? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.