NEW YORK: Indian actress Aishwarya Rai has never had an on-screen kiss, but that doesnâ€™t mean she wonâ€™t smooch on the silver screen once she makes Hollywood movies.
â€œIt would definitely be a topic of discussion,â€ Rai in a recent television interview.
Rai has starred in some two dozen Bollywood films and adorned overseas ad campaigns for DeBeers, Lâ€™Oreal and Coca-Cola. The 30-year-old actress, a former Miss World, said a kiss is not just a kiss in Bollywood movies, where song and dance routines are often metaphors for sex and passion.
â€œIn our society, you donâ€™t really see people around the street corner kissing or being extremely or overtly physically demonstrative,â€ she said. Her latest film, â€˜Bride & Prejudiceâ€™, will be released in US theatres this year. The British romance movie, directed by â€˜Bend It Like Beckhamâ€™ filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and based on Jane Austenâ€™s â€˜Pride and Prejudiceâ€™, combines elements of Indian and Western film. â€œWeâ€™ll cross the bridge when we reach it,â€ Rai said of future love scenes.