What is it about kissing that gives rise to so many controversies?
So I have tried to do some research (which really means I googled a bit) and have tried to understand some of the kisses that come readily to mind…:-
Judas Kissing Jesus:-
Legend has it that Judas, to finger Jesus to the Roman soldiers, kissed Jesus on the cheek. Its strange bordering on yickee… Either people were really weird those days or someone made this up later. I mean, think about it, if you wanted to finger out a person you would probably ...well..use your finger and point at him…or maybe if you wanted to be discreet just make that meaningful movement of your eyes….or if you really hated him…throw a stone…but kiss him…who would do that?
Now moving 2 thousand years forward:--
Gere-Shetty : So much have been said and written on this…but my album
Aiswarya-Hrithik (Dhoom 2): This was way-out. I can just imagine the scene at the Bachhan household….the set is the grand hall….winding staircase in the background, AB Sr, in his paternal kurta attire intensely looking at the camera while the rest of the family (AB Jr, Jaya and offcourse Aishwarya) can be seen in the background.
Cut-to: Close up of Jaya deep in thought (“I was certainly more beautiful at her age”).
Cut-to: AB Jr trying to look cool and disinterested (“Oh… Rani”).
AB Sr, turns around with a flourish and walks upto Ash…with surprising gentleness he puts his hands on her shoulders and asks her the ultimate question (the loud background score drowns the words). The moment he stops talking there is deathly silence.
Others, having heard what AB Sr just said, turn towards Ash… not at the same time, but in a well orchestrated sequence, one following the other….a series of quick close-ups of all characters … (a la Ekta Kapoor). Slowly Ash raises her face and with great melodrama shouts …”No, there was no tongue”.
The Kiss (sculpture of Rodin) and lion kissing the lady: That lion should never have been taken to sculpture exhibition, gave him all kinds of ideas.
Biocon Chief with Vasundhara Raje: The naughty things that people said
Mika and Rakhi: This was awesome. Two struggling artists, TV Channels looking for spicy stuff, audience watching out for lewd scenes to comment on degeneration of the media, country’s culture…in short, this kiss worked for everyone, all of society benefited from this.
Ronaldo and Bips: I understand this really sealed the fate of the