Snapshots of a passionate kiss that Ranbir Kapoor shares with his debutant co- star Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar are doing the rounds on the Internet.
Quite smartly, the liplock photos have been leaked online at a time when the first trailer of the Imtiaz Ali film has been launched on television and has generated ample buzz.
Ranbir is set to share sizzling chemistry with the half-Czech, half-Pakistani Nargis with whom his name was linked as soon as Imtiaz launched his ambitious film last year.
While on smooching, the way things are going for Ranbir, he seems to have hijacked the title of Bollywood's serial kisser from Emraan Hashmi. The rising superstar had kissing scenes with all three heroines - Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba - in his 2008 release, Bachna Ae Haseeno . His 2009 release Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year saw him share a liplock with newcomer Shazahn Padamsee.
In Anjaani Anjaani , Ranbir shared a kiss with Priyanka Chopra while Raajneeti saw him smooch Sarah Thomson.
Off screen, he is rumoured to have shared a kiss with ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif on an international flight in February.
Rockstar , the biggest film in Ranbir's four-year-old career yet, is set for a November 11 release. The film was initially slated to open this week, on September 9, along with the Imran Khan-Katrina Kaif romcom Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, but inordinate delays owing to reshoots pushed the film back by a couple of months.
"The makers of Rockstar must be hoping that the leaked online liplock snapshot should whet public appetite for the film some more," an industry insider said.
The buzz doing the rounds about Rockstar right now is that the story is a new- age reinterpretation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Devdas set against a rock music backdrop.
In this context, sources add, Rockstar has another heroine whom Imtiaz is fiercely guarding from the media glare.
REPORTS coming in indicate Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan, who have been claiming to be buddies lately, have received offers to star in the remake of Rajkumar Santoshi's 1994 cult comedy, Andaz Apna Apna . Ranbir has reportedly been offered Aamir Khan's role from the original while Imran is expected to play Salman Khan's character. Santoshi, who will direct the remake, has apparently sent feelers to both actors.
Incidentally, Imran recently said he didn't favour remakes but would do the film if he was offered uncle Aamir's role.