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anonymous asked:

Weird question but, do you think they'll ever show anything except a forehead kiss? like a kiss on the mouth? I've noticed that IB shows even more physical interaction than other typical indian serials.I haven't watched a lot of indian serials, but they typically don't show a lot of physical scenes. Like of course there's the ~sex~ scene where they finally consummate the marriage but there's never any detail lol. again sorry if this is a weird ask lol

Hi anon!

Lol, don’t worry about being weird. We’re all tharki (perverts) here. Some ppl are just better at hiding it. 😏😏😏

Maybe it’s coz I’ve been watching Tellywood for a really really long time, but I don’t feel like Ishqbaaz is showing anything that I haven’t seen before. Sure, it’s a little more risqué than, let’s say… Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlaata Hai (I’m assuming. I haven’t watched that show, but it just has this very super-sanskaari Rajshri movie kinda vibe, from what I’ve seen of it 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️) coz it has a later airing time, but it’s nothing super controversial. While there have previously been mainstream tellywood shows that have shown actual kissing, I’d say the chances of them showing it in Ishqbaaz is almost nil, because in the end, India being the country it is, the move is just more trouble than it’s worth. It invites unnecessary controversy and idk if Gul & Star Plus are willing to field that for like, a minute of footage. Plus there’s the issue if Nakuul + Surbhi are willing. (I think actors these days are more game than they used to be in the past, so it’s really all about the “courage” to show it on the channel/makers’ part.)

Ok here I have to go on a slight tangent (also, spoiler alert!): I know there’s a CPR scene coming up in DBO where Omkara gives Gauri mouth to mouth, and lord, there’s nothing I fucking hate more than that BS. They keep using this shitty trope on tellywood, and it drives me fucking nuts. 😤😤😤 @ Tellywood: STOP ROMANTICIZING/EROTICIZING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE!!!!!!!! Is an appendectomy romantic?????? IS BYPASS SURGERY???? Then this isn’t either. If it was Shivaay or Rudra in the place of Gauri and Om had to do the same, DOES THAT MEAN HE’S “KISSING” HIS FUCKING BROTHER? NO, HES SAVING HIS FUCKING LIFE. FOR FUCKING FUCKS SAKE, CPR IS NOT KISSING. Anyone who fucking thinks that it is should just stay the fuckkkkk away from me in an emergency. Also never ever try to kiss me, because they clearly are a fucking terrible kisser. 😒😒😒

I believe that if conceptualized and executed well, tellywood scenes do a super amazing job of showing intimacy without actually showing any physical intimacy. A well done sexy scene is supposed to leave us convinced of the attraction and desire that the couple have for each other. Think about the super sexy Shivika scenes we’ve seen so far (especially the ones during the memory loss track); there’s nothing more to them than Shivaay holding Anika’s arm and putting his cheek/nose against hers. But it’s all in the way they were written: especially the banter and contentious moments that lead up to the moment; and the way Nakuul and Surbhi executed them: the way they look at each other, the slight breathlessness, his voice getting deeper and lower, her eyes fluttering shut when he gets closer. All that is sooooo much more sexy to me than if they actually showed them straight up kissing. 😍😍😍 I hope that when the time does finally come, they write Shivika a good scene with lots of buildup and foreplay, because good writing and acting is what’s going to make the scene hot af, not actual kissing.

So in one way, I like how Tellywood shows intimacy, because their method is much more creative and leaves it to the audience’s imagination. But on the other, I think it’s kinda ridiculous that we can see the hero kiss the girl on every inch of her face and upper body (neck, back, shoulder, arms, etc.) but those two square inches of their lips are OFF LIMITS!!!!!!!!! TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED!!!!!!!! 🙅🏽🙅🏽🙅🏽 It would be nice if they achieved a good balance between the two. 😕😕😕