Older heroes romancing younger actresses


It seems like the leading men of Bollywood have stopped to age after all. This can be credited to the fact that their leading ladies are growing younger in every film. The critics have not been kind to this trend, but it seems to be working fine in Bollywood.

Shah Rukh Khan with Deepika Padukone

He played the leading man opposite her in ‘Om Shaani Om’. It can be noted that she was just 9 years old when his super hit, ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege’ released in 1995.

Shah Rukh Khan with Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif

In Yash Chopra’s last directorial, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, he romanced both these beauties. This film was an apt example of age has got nothing to do with our leading men. When questioned about the same, Shah Rukh Khan was heard saying, “The young girls like me and I like older women. See I have the best.... guys just joking.”

Salman Khan with Sonakshi Sinha

In ‘Dabanng’ and ‘Dabanng 2’, the two sizzled quite a bit on screen. When Salman’s debut film, ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ released, Sonakshi Sinha was just 2 years old. The actress went on to say that she would have been beaten up had she ever resorted to calling him Uncle.

Aamir Khan with Anushka Sharma

Filming for their upcoming, ‘Peekay’, the age difference between them will surely take you by surprise. When he started shooting for his blockbuster hit, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ in 1988, Anushka Sharma was not even born.

Rajnikanth with Deepika Padukone

The 26 year old Deepika has been cast opposite the 62 year old Rajnikanth in ‘Kochadaiyaan’, directed by his daughter Soundarya. However, it is being said that Rajnikanth was not too comfortable with this setting, and expressed his discomfort while shooting for the romantic song alongside her.

Akshay Kumar with Parineeti Chopra

He is 45, while she is 24. Akshay Kumar has never shied away from working with actresses from any age group. Although she was just 4 years old during the release of his breakthrough film, ‘Khiladi’, the two will be seen opposite each other in the “Thupakki” remake.

Ajay Devgn with Tamannah

Seen together in the recently released “Himmalwata”, the actress is just 23 years old and Ajay is almost 44 years. Although she is a star in the Tollywood Industry, this only her second Bollywood release.

It definitely appears that the leading men of tinsel town enjoy working with the young actresses, and this trend is here to stay.
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