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The most controversial kisses

Days ago, Slumdog Millionaire pair Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were spotted kissing at a restaurant in Israel. It set off the hype machine as expected. So we thought it would be a good time to revisit the kissa of some (in)famous kisses.

Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty

A lecture on safe sex for truck drivers turned into a media circus because Gere -- who is an international ambassador on spreading awareness about HIV AIDS -- planted an enthusiastic kiss on Shilpa's cheek.

Little did Gere know that his cheeky act would land both Shilpa and him in hot water with Indian fundamentalists, who burned Shilpa's effigies and slapped obscenity charges against Gere.

It was only a year after the controversial kiss that the Supreme Court decided to drop all charges against Gere, telling the star that he was more than welcome to visit the country again.

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Also See: When Richard Gere kissed Shilpa