When asked did you refuse to kiss in "Khboobsurat" because of the cultural and moral embargo in Pakistan, he said: "I didn't want to hurt the sentiments of my core audience. The audience that has got me where I am. I think I need to respect their feelings." "A lot of my audience would be quite offended if I suddenly started losing all my inhibitions. I just want to prepare the audience for a gradual change,"
So you'll kiss in the future?
"You never know. I never say never. I'd rather walk the unpredictable path. Besides, I'd never like to throw in something titillating just to spike and spice up a film," said the actor who became a sensation back home post featuring in TV shows "Humsafar" and "Zindagi Gulzar Hai".
Tell him that a kiss in "Khubsoorat" where two people in love express their feelings is quite natural, he said: "I agree. But what I learnt from doing the two popular Pakistani serials 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' and 'Humsafar' is that audiences appreciate a romantic moment without physical intimacy. "There was not a touch or a hug anywhere in either series. And yet audiences loved my chemistry with my co-stars (Mahira Khan and Sanam Saeed). I kind of like the idea of virgin romance to just show the couple's feelings through words and gestures and then leave the rest to the audiences' imagination," he said.