Posted Mon, December 16, 2013 10:30am IST

We take a quick look at who performed best between the sheets in 2013. Vote now to help us choose the steamiest scenes of the year, the ones that set the silver screen ablaze with passion…

B-townies sure don’t believe in quickies! The stars take their own sweet time to depict passion and raw sexual desire on the big screen, in their own unique style. So instead of the kind of explicit sex scenes that are rampant in Hollywood productions, Bollywood does its love making very tactfully, often funnily and usually hypocritically – with perhaps a romantic song thrown in to heighten the mood.

So even when stars jump into bed enthusiastically and start tangling legs – always with most of their clothes on – with great zeal, their starry bedsheets continue to be uncreased and pristine!

Never do the superstars sweat and no heroine will have her mascara or lipgloss smudged, even after indulging in a long and very steamy encounter. After all, the union of two souls is more important in romantic sagas than allowing the couple to enjoy carnal pleasures, you see!

But slowly – and thankfully steadily – things are changing for the better…or the more real, as the new age filmmakers are willing and able to portray sex as it is with honesty, without losing the essential aesthetic sense. And actors will now go …err… all the way without being squeamish about it.

We present to you the hottest, the sexiest and the steamiest love making encounters of this year that unfolded on the big screen. Some of these visuals certainly make for a delightful treat, while other let us down with abysmal (under)performances and lost steam. Take a look…and tell us which wins!

John Abraham and Kangna Ranaut in Shootout At Wadala: You can’t expect Johnny boy to pull his yellow trunks off his bottom every time he needs to flaunt his sexuality. In his gangster flick Shootout At Wadala the muscular hunk unleashed his beastly streak with Kangna Ranaut. Watch the muscle man go untamed with Kangy and tell us: how intense did the two look together?

Arjun Rampal and Shruti Haasan in D-day: The gorgeous babe played a sex worker from Pakistan who falls in love with Arjun’s character in the movie. The duo looked raw, rustic and absolutely real in their onscreen intimate moments!

Poonam Pandey in Nasha: The Pandey gal has shown more skin on her Twitter account than in the movie that was touted as the most sensational flick of the year. Poonam disappointed her fans by giving them false promises of titillation and skin show. We saw watchers shaking their heads in disappointment every time she was presented, carefully wrapped in a bedsheet!

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela: While Ranveer tied his dhoti dangerously low to make his female fans go oooohh, Deepika Padukone’s plunging neckline and sexy midriff made her the most sensuous babe of the year. Together the two exploded on to the big screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s operatic love saga.

Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh in Inkaar: When one of the most sculpted men in India gets intimate with the fiery babe Chitrangda Singh, the visuals the two create are worth a watch. Rampal and Singh’s passionate one night stand was portrayed aesthetically and with oodles of class!

BA Pass: When she unbuttoned her top and let her hair loose to invite coach Kabir Khan played by Shahrukh Khan in Shimit Amin’s Chak De India! to do some wickedness, Shilpa Shukla made it clear that she could pull off bold scenes without flinching. She proved the point emphatically with her daringly bold and critically acclaimed movie BA Pass that has a narrative revolving around many steamy sequences that helped it garner eyeballs.

Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in Shuddh Desi Romance: Bindaas Parineeti and dishy Sushant gave their fans some really romantic..err… shuddh desi moments in bed, as well as in thebathroom. And we giggled!