While some say it’s a justified expression of love, others say that kissing should be restrained to the confines of the bedroom. These actors tell JYOTHI VENKATESH what exactly they feel about kissing in public.
I do indulge in social kissing and I don’t understand why it is embarrassing for people to watch.
I think love is the most important part of our life and kissing is an expression of love. It doesn’t mean you are dirty or bad.
When you see someone after a long time, you express your love in different ways. How can love be embarrassing to watch or how could it be embarrassing for someone who is doing it?
Kissing is an expression of love and I don’t honestly feel there’s any problem in kissing someone publicly, as long as it doesn’t become a sexual activity.
And if some people find it embarrassing, then I must say, “Kuch toh log lagenge. logo ka Kaam hai kehna.” So, if anyone feels there’s any problem in it, I’ll just tell them to, “Deal with it!”
It all depends on the person. I don’t think a person like me would get embarrassed as clearly what other people are doing isn’t my business.
Yes, I don’t understand this particular trend of kissing in public. It is inspired by western culture.
Social kissing is definitely a trend but it’s become more of an obligation to do so. Though I do the same but only with people who are extremely close to me and to them with whom I genuinely feel that warmth and love.
People shouldn’t be watching people kissing in the first place! When you meet your friends and when you meet your lover, it’s very different.
I think it’s a personal thing, some people don’t even shake hands. I think it’s all about what you are comfortable with.
Frankly, I am more of a hug person than a kiss person but I believe in each other. If the person doing it has no issues then the people around also should not be bothered.
In India, kissing in public places doesn’t look good. When we go out of India, as the culture and education system is as such over there, indulging in PDA is fine.
Things are changing slowly and steadily but if we compare our situation with foreign countries, in India, it becomes a little embarrassing to kiss or be kissed in public.
There is a place and time for everything and our culture and surroundings are different from the west.
We have taken a lot of influence from the west but yes, in public it can be embarrassing sometimes to get kissed.
It totally depends on the place. In our country, we greet each other with a namaste, handshake or a hug. I don’t really encourage or indulge in social or public kissing.
The world is just following this trend and people think that by doing this, they will look good.
If someone is really close to you and you have been with that person for years, kissing them feels okay.
But nowadays people meet once, shake hands and while leaving they air-kiss you. I am against these things. Maybe I am old school, but I am not comfortable.
Social pecking in parties or in public places is perfectly fine as even I do it with my wife. A peck on the cheek of my friends when I meet them is a way to greet them and this has been going on for ages.
But if you are full on making out in public, I think it’s inappropriate and that should be done in a private place. If you want to show love to your partner, you should do it in a private place, not in public.
Kissing is a private expression of emotion and social kissing in parties and malls is kind of over-hyped.
Kissing in a public arena is a big no-no for me. Those who indulge in this are their prerogative. There are better ways to greet someone socially than air-kissing.