The curious case of male actors getting older and their main girls getting youthful.
Whereas it is protected to say that the plot of Atrangi Re was a tad bit convoluted, Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan did appear to be romantically concerned for a significant chunk of the movie. And what’s their age distinction, you ask? 28 years!
Akshay and Manushi Chhillar had been romantic leads in Samrat Prithviraj, enjoying Prithviraj Chauhan and Sanyogita, respectively, regardless of having an age hole of 29 years!
Kiara Advani, who was Akshay Kumar’s main girl within the 2020 movie, Laxmii, is 25 years his junior.
Bhumi Pednekar, his Rest room: Ek Prem Katha co-star, is 21 years youthful than Akshay.
Alternatively, Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 and Bachchhan Paandey co-star, is 22 years his junior.
It actually looks as if I’ve a bone to select with Akshay Kumar however you may’t blame me, given the ever-increasing age hole he shares together with his feminine co-stars. One more occasion is that of Amy Jackson, his Singh Is Bliing co-actor, being nearly 25 years youthful than him.
Akshay and Katrina Kaif have been paired reverse one another in as many as eight movies, with audiences completely loving their on-screen chemistry. Nevertheless, it’s fascinating to notice that they’ve a 15-year age hole!
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan have labored as co-stars in six movies (with one other one within the pipeline) and have additionally been a pair in actual life. Nevertheless, many people are inclined to neglect that Salman is 17 years older than Katrina.
Salman Khan has additionally been paired reverse Disha Patani in movies like Radhe and a small portion of Bharat, regardless of Disha being 26 years his junior.
Sonakshi Sinha, who has been Salman’s romantic curiosity in three Dabangg movies, is 21 years youthful than him.
Saiee Manjrekar, who performed Khushi, a younger Chulbul Pandey’s love curiosity in Dabangg 3, is a whopping 32 years youthful than Salman Khan.
Jacqueline Fernandez, who has been paired reverse Salman Khan in movies like Kick and Race 3, is 20 years his junior.
Salman was nearly 20 years outdated when Sonam Kapoor, his Prem Ratan Dhan Payo co-star, was born.
Furthermore, Salman was 22 when Anushka Sharma, his main girl in Sultan, made her debut in…this world.
Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan have been romantically entangled / married in nearly 4 movies, with Anushka making her Bollywood debut reverse him in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi on the mere age of 20. Nevertheless, do you know that they’ve an age hole of twenty-two years?!
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, yet one more “hit pairing”, have a 20-year age hole between them.
Mahira Khan, SRK’s Raees co-star, is nineteen years his junior.
Alternatively, Katrina Kaif, his love curiosity in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Zero, is 17 years youthful than Shah Rukh.
Rakul Preet Singh, Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De and Runway 34 co-star, is 22 years youthful than him.
Sonakshi Sinha, who has been paired reverse Ajay in a number of movies, together with Son of Sardaar and Motion Jackson, is eighteen years his junior.
Do you know that Ajay Devgn was 28 years outdated when his Shivaay co-star, Sayyesha Saigal was born?
Furthermore, Tamannaah, Ajay’s Himmatwala co-star, is 21 years youthful than him.
Tamannaah and Saif Ali Khan, who had been one another’s “Caller Tune” in Humshakals, have a 19-year age hole between them.
I’m fairly positive you already knew that Aamir Khan’s PK co-star, Anushka Sharma, is 23 years his junior.
However, did you additionally know that Asin, his main girl in Ghajini, is 21 years youthful than him?
In the meantime, his Dhoom 3 and Thugs of Hindostan co-actor, Katrina Kaif, is eighteen years his junior.
Not many individuals realise this, however Hrithik Roshan is nineteen years older than his Tremendous 30 co-actor, Mrunal Thakur.
Furthermore, Pooja Hegde, his main girl in Mohenjo Daro, is 17 years youthful than Hrithik.
Sure, he seems loads youthful than his precise age, however, as of at present, Anil Kapoor is 65 years outdated. He performed Kareena Kapoor Khan’s husband within the 2005 film Bewafaa, regardless of their age distinction of 24 years!
Moreover, his co-star, Rani Mukerji was solely 23 years outdated when their movie, Nayak: The Actual Hero, launched. Anil was 45 on the time.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was forged reverse Anil in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, is 17 years his junior.
Anil Kapoor was additionally paired reverse Ameesha Patel, who is nineteen years youthful than him, in Race 2.
I am unable to presumably neglect the truth that Shefali Shah, who performs Amitabh Bachchan’s spouse in Waqt: The Race Towards Time, is 30 years youthful than him!
We have all had innumerable repeat viewings of Sooryavansham on Set Max, however, did you discover that Soundarya, Amitabh Bachchan’s co-star, was solely 27 when the movie launched, whereas he was 57 years outdated?!
Whereas the movie Nishabd is a little bit of an outlier as a result of its story primarily revolved across the age distinction between the leads, watching a 65-year-old Amitabh Bachchan romancing a 19-year-old Jiah Khan was actually uncomfortable.
Why is it that actresses have an expiration date primarily based on their age however their male counterparts do not? When will this deep-seated ageism in Bollywood begin to unravel? Whereas OTT platforms have actually led to a refreshing change with extra age-appropriate casting, mainstream movies are but to comply with go well with. I suppose all we will do at this level, is wait (and maybe fossilize within the course of).
Which cringeworthy age gaps did I miss? Let me know within the feedback!