An on-screen kiss can make or break a relationship in Arabic TV and cinema.
While in Tinseltown married actors and actresses can freely film nude, kissing and sex scenes without getting intro trouble with their respective partners, in the conservative Arab world, that's kinda not up for debate - most of the time anyway!
Egyptian actress Horeya Farghaly admitted that her fiance called off their engagement after watching one of her daring film scenes in 2010.
Horeya addressed the incident in a report published on Laha Magazine, where she explained that her then furious fiance walked out on her after watching the first scene of her film "Kallemni, Shokran" (Call Me, Thank You), because it was "too daring."
"After watching the first scene I was in - which was quite risque - my fiance took off his engagement ring and handed it to me, then walked out of the cinema," she said.
This is not to say that hot kisses and naughty scenes don't still make air time in Arabic films and TV series.
Egyptian actors Adel Imam and Yousra have some of the most infamous on-screen kisses in Egyptian cinema history, and their partners seemed to understand that smooching comes with the job!
According to Yousra, there's nothing sexual about kissing a fellow actor on-screen.
More recently, Lebanese actress Cyrine Abdelnour and Syrian actor Abed Fahed filmed a scene (in the TV series "24 Qirat") indicating that they've just made love in front of a fireplace, before waking up naked next to each other the next morning.
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