A celebrity, free from all controversies is like a lake without water or like a desert without sand. Bollywood actors love to hog limelight, hence, controversies play a crucial role in every star's life to hit the headlines. In a nation like India, where half the population are just crazy about the Bollywood industry, it gets really easy for any star to boost up the hype with every small controversy. Talking about some cheap stunts, in the last few years, we have come across a few shocking kissing controversies, that had taken the tinselville and the entire country by storm. Today, kisses have become a common element in cinema. But, when stars dar to lip lock in front of the whole world, it gets a bit difficult for many to digest. Here are a few stars, who got embroiled into some hot smooching scandals:
Shilpa Shetty-Richard Gere
This is one of the biggest kissing controversy of the recent times. In the year 2007, Shilpa and Richard appeared at a press conference in New Delhi as part of a campaign to preach safe sex to truck drivers, for the prevention of AIDS. It was then that Gere embraced Shilpa and planted kisses on the actress's cheeks. The incident obviously didn't go down well with the Indian masses, who took to protesting against Shetty.
Kareena Kapoor-Shahid Kapoor
How can one forget the most passionate and controversial lip lock between Bollwyood's once upon a time lovebirds Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. This happened years back, when the duo were dating each other. The couple was caught smooching each other passionately at a pub. This became the hottest gossip of the season and was carried on tabloid front-pages.
Bipasha Basu-Cristiano Ronaldo
Like any other Bengali, actress Bipasha Basu too has been a big fan of football. But, her love for football became a nightmare after Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo smooched her in a party. This incident came as a blow to Bipasha's then boyfriend John Abraham.
Rakhi Sawant-Mika Singh
This was possibly the biggest publicity stunt in recent times. When singer Mika Singh grabbed the motor mouth Rakhi Sawant and smooched her, it turned out to be a huge controversy. As usual, publicity-hungry Rakhi made a hue and cry out of it and demanded an apology from Mika.
Pooja Bhatt-Mahesh Bhatt
This was the most unusual smooching scandal in the history of the Hindi film industry, a liplock between a father and his daughter. Mahesh Bhatt committed a scandalous act when he shot with daughter Pooja for a magazine cover. This was a bold and a very unsual step that one could ever take. But, the Bhatts did it.