Richard Branson sweeps a Bollywood actress off her feet and gives her a cheeky kiss during a promotional show for his telecoms business.
The Virgin airline tycoon stunned former Miss India Neha Dhupia with the move which sent-up actor Richard Gere's ill-advised lunge at Celebrity Big Brother star Shilpa Shetty during a live press conference in New Delhi.
Hollywood star Gere was threatened with court action after grabbing Shilpa Shetty and kissing her on the cheek when they appeared on television together.
An astonished Dhupia, 27, said: "Richard charged on the stage, did some smart bhangra steps and hugged me.
"Next thing I knew, he lifted me and twirled me around. I was shocked."
Branson was also filmed imitating an iconic 007 pose - brandishing two guns at one time.
Branson, 58, was in India to promote his telecoms business. India'a mobile phone market is growing by eight million a month and he has done a deal with Tekecom's giant Tata Indicom.
Send-up: The infamous clinch between actor Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty caused an outcry among hard-line Hindus who accused the pair of violating anti-obscenity laws
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