MUMBAI - Katrina Kaif has said a firm 'no' to kissing scenes in her forthcoming films even if the script demands so.
"Katrina has said no to kissing scenes in all her films such as New York. And believe me, the directors are very keen to see her kissing her co-stars, but Katrina cleverly keeps dodging all the so-called must-kiss scenes,"says a friend of the actress.
"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 that ther will be 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 but 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."