Bollywood is a place where the shelf life of female actors is very minimal and after a certain age, they are not offered lead roles but side characters like playing someone’s sister, mother, or bhabhi. But the case is not the same when it comes to male actors as they can play lead roles as long as they want and many times actresses almost half their ages are cast opposite them. Bollywood has been criticized many times for having a huge age gap between the lead actors and here is a list of 7 upcoming movies with a huge age gap between the lead pair.
Samrat Prithviraj has been criticized a lot for many things and the age gap between Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar is one of them. In the movie Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and Manushi Chillar is playing his wife Sanyogita. When the shoot of the movie started Akshay Kumar was 54 and Manushi Chillar was only 23 years old. If this is not problematic, what else can be?
Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali
Recently Salman Khan played the lead opposite Disha Patani in the movie Radhe and they had an age gap of 25 years. Now in the upcoming movie Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Pooja Hegde is being signed. Salman Khan’s age is 56 and Pooja Hegde is just 31. When Salman Khan made his debut, Pooja Hegde was not even born. This age gap is quite surprising and still, male actors pay no heed to it.
Another movie by Akshay Kumar, Rakshabandhan is directed by Anand L Rai and it features Bhumi Pednekar opposite Akshay Kumar. While the current age of Akshay Kumar is 54, the age of Bhumi is just 32. Earlier also they worked together in a movie called Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Shahrukh Khan is making his comeback after a gap of 5 years with the movie Pathaan in January 2023. Deepika Padukone is playing the lead in the movie who is aged 36 while the age of Shahrukh Khan is 56. But this pairing does not look so odd unlike others because they worked together earlier in the movies like Om Shanti Om. Happy New Year and Chennai Express.
The upcoming movie Bramhastra will see the pairing of real-life couples Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt for the first time. The movie has been in the making for the last 5 years and finally, it’s going to release on September 9 this year. There is an age gap of ten years between them but the audience won’t mind it if the movie turns out to be good.
In the upcoming movie Vikram Vedha which stars Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan together, Radhika Apte is featuring opposite Saif Ali Khan for the first time. Saif Ali Khan was born in 1970 and Radhika Apte in 1985. There is an age gap of 15 years between them and we will be able to see their chemistry only after the release of the movie and see whether their pairing worked or not.
Liger is an upcoming action movie that will mark the Bollywood debut of Telegu actor Vijay Deverakonda. It features Ananya Pandey opposite him who is ten years younger than him. Vijay’s age is 33 while Ananya is 23 years old. We have to wait till the release of the movie to decide whether the pairing worked or not.