Kunal Deshmukh has claimed that kissing on screen is not "bold" anymore.
The director's upcoming Jannat 2 stars Esha Gupta, who replaced Prachi Desai in the film.
He told New Kerala: "There are no bold scenes in the film. I don't think a liplock is bold anymore. This film is not pushing on sex. I wanted a small love-making sequence and a couple of lip locks which Esha Gupta was comfortable [with] as an actor.
"When I first pitched the story to Prachi, the sensuality was a little low and she was very clear about what she is willing to do and what she is not willing to do.
"I was told by Mahesh Bhatt sir that we need to step up in terms of sensuality in the film, because Bhatt cinema requires little bit of skin show, little bit of lip-lock because it is expected from an Emraan [Hashmi] film."
"I had a conversation with Prachi and I am glad that she made things clear about what she is willing to do. Then we parted ways. No point on having an ugly conversation on the sets."
Desai is to take on the role of a "seductress" in her second film starring opposite Emraan Hashmi.
Producer Bhatt's last film was the controversial The Dirty Picture, which was loosely based on the life of Silk Smitha.