NEW DELHI: Up-and-coming Bollywood hea-rtthrob Emraan Hashmi will give up on-screen kissing because it bores him, the actor said in an interview publi-shed on April 29.

“I didn’t want to do the kissing scenes in my recent movies, but they were integral to the script, so I couldn’t refuse them,” Hashmi, 26, told the Ti-mes of India new-spaper. “But I will not be doing th-em anymore, because eve-ry time I go to the theatre to watch my film I see myself kissing — and it’s boring,” he said.

However, the young star denied his decision had anything to do with his upcoming marriage. Hashmi said he will marry his girlfriend of four years “at the end of the year”.

Hashmi has starred in a dozen films since his 2003 debut role. He is currently playing the “good boy” in director Subhash Ghai’s Good Boy, Bad Boy, he said.