Traditionally it was an older leading man who paired-up with a younger heroine. But, that trend has seen a drastic change with filmmaker casting older leading ladies opposite co-stars who are a few or several years their junior. Commercial cinema no longer considers it a taboo for an older actress to court a younger actor on screen.
Here are a few films that showcased this –
Karishma Kapoor ( In Dangerous Ishq)
Karishma made her Bollywood comeback in 2012 with the film Dangerous Ishq opposite actor Rajneesh Duggal. Karishma is 6 years older than Rajneesh.
Raveena Tandon ( In Shab)
Raveena Tandon worked with Ashish Bisht in the movie Shab, The movie also had some intimate scenes.
Rekha ( In Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi)
With a 13 years of age difference, this jodi takes the cake. Rekha and Akshay Kumar’s steaming hot scenes from ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ was one of the main attractions of the film. This on-screen pair also created a lot of off-screen controversies. During the shooting of the film, rumour has it that Akshay and the veteran actress Rekha allegedly had a short fling. Reports even stated that Akki’s then girlfriend, Raveena Tandon, had come to know about their affair and had apparently asked Rekha to maintain a distance from the actor.
Kareena Kapoor ( In KI & Ka)
Kareena shared screen space with Arjun Kapoor in the movie ‘Ki & Ka’, who is 5 years younger than Bebo, unfortunately, even this film failed to make much of an impact at the box office.
Aishwarya Rai ( In Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Aishwarya’s chemistry with Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has become the talk of the town. In fact, even before the film is released, they are considered as one of the hottest Bollywood on-screen couples. Aishwarya Rai is 8 years older than Ranbir Kapoor.
Divya Dutta ( In Badlapur)
Divya Dutta and Varun Dhawan worked together in the movie Badlapur. The movie has some bold scene as well. They showed great chemistry in the movie. Divya Dutta is 10 years older than Varun Dhawan.
Manisha Koirala ( In Ek Choti Si Love Story)
Manisha Koilrala did the movie Ek Choti Si Love Story where she was seen with a younger guy, Aditya Seal. Manisha is 18 years older than Aditya.