Prachi Desai: No kisses!
Eyebrows were raised when Bollywood's girl-next-door Prachi Desai was signed on for the racy thriller Jannat 2, opposite serial kisser Emraan Hashmi. But tabloid! has learnt that Desai was shown the door when she refused to do explicit sex scenes. She has now been replaced by Delhi-based model Esha Gupta.
"We realised that a sexual component was missing from the movie. But Prachi [Desai] was clear from the beginning that she wouldn't cross certain boundaries," said the film's producer Mahesh Bhatt in an e-mail. However, he added that it was an amicable break-up.
"She [Desai] can't be faulted and there was a dignity in our parting, which is rare in Bollywood."
According to Bollywood insiders, this move was expected as Desai — who made her debut in the 2008 blockbuster Rock On!! as the sweet, understanding wife of Farhan Akhtar — is notorious for her inhibited nature and has a no-kiss clause incorporated into her contracts.