Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Katrina Kaif has said a firm 'no' to kissing scenes in her forthcoming films - even if the script demands so.
Says a friend of the actress: 'Katrina has said no to kissing scenes in all her films barring 'New York'. And believe you me, the directors are very keen to see her kiss her co-stars. Katrina cleverly keeps dodging all the so-called must-kiss scenes.'
'She is a very conservative girl at heart. In fact, when reports claimed she was going to wear a bikini in 'Dostana 2,' Katrina protested violently and made it clear to producer Karan Johar and director Tarun Mansukhani - 'No exposure. No kissing'.'
In fact, the cast and crew of 'Rajneeti' calls Katrina the new-age Hema Malini because she has the hits and she won't expose or kiss.
Says Katrina with a laugh: 'Well...that's true. Though comparing me with Hemaji is too much. I don't deny I've done scenes in the past where I did things that I wasn't comfortable with. But now I won't. I just don't feel comfortable doing kissing scenes, or for that matter, wearing a bikini on screen.'
In both 'Ajan Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' and 'Rajneeti,' there was apparently a request for a kiss with Ranbir Kapoor. But Katrina said a polite yet firm no.
Says a source: 'All the intimate scenes in 'Rajneeti' are between Ranbir and his American girlfriend played by Sarah Thompson. They have lingering love-making and kissing shots. In the Indian portion of Ranbir's story, there's no intimacy with Katrina. She convinced the director that the character of a dignified politician doing intimate scenes would not go down well with the audience.'
Katrina says: 'It's true...I'm not at all comfortable doing kissing scenes. Call me a prude or conservative. I just don't feel kissing scenes jell well with our audiences. So no kissing scenes for me.'