We are often shocked to see the gigantic age gap between the leading men and their leading ladies. But there are several actors who are closer in age to the heroes in Bollywood films and play the next generation roles in the films with them.
For instance take the actresses who play mothers to the Bollywood heroes who are not much older in age to the leading men but signed up to play mothers to them.
Call it a choice or the norm of the industry, but here are 8 times when there was no much age difference between the actresses who played mothers to these Bollywood actors.
1- Nargis Dutt – Sunil Dutt & Rajendra Kumar (Mother India)
India’s poster-mother — Nargis from Mother India — played mom to her husband Sunil Dutt in this iconic film. You may want to know that Nargis, Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt were all born in 1929 and was of the same age (28) when Mother India released in 1957.
2- Waheeda Rehman – Amitabh Bachchan (Namak Halaal)
Waheeda Rehman (born in 1938) plays 1942-born Amitabh Bachchan’s mom in Namak Halaal(1982).
Rehman played Bachchan’s wife in 1976’s Adalat.
Sigh,what’s going on Bollywood?
3- Rohini Hattangadi -Amitabh Bachchan (Agneepath)
If you scroll down and see the poster below, you’ll realise even Amitabh Bachchan is wondering wtf is up with Bollywood and its casting. Rohini Hattangadi (born in 1951) — 9 years younger than Big B (born in 1942) — played his mother in the 1990 action drama Agneepath.
4- Rohini Hattangadi – Rishi Kapoor (Damini)
1951-born Rohini Hattangadi plays 1952-born Rishi Kapoor’s mom in Damini (1993).
Yeah, go ahead, roll your eyes.
5- Reema Lagoo – Sanjay Dutt (Vaastav)
The screen mother the 90s kids were most familiar with, late Reema Lagoo played mother to every big male star in Bollywood. 1958-born Lagoo played mother to 1959-born Sanjay Dutt in Mahesh Manjrekar’s 1999 crime drama Vaastav.
6- Supriya Karnik – Hrithik Roshan (Yaadein)
1975-born Supriya Karnik played mom to 1976-born Hrithik Roshan in the 2001 romantic drama Yaadein.
7- Himani Shivpuri – Govinda (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai)
You need to look no further than this picture below to be convinced how sexist Bollywood can be to women. This still is from the film Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain which released in 2000. Himani Shivpuri (born in 1960), playing mother of 1963-born Govinda.
8- Shefali Shah – Akshay Kumar (Waqt)
Okay, this is just very, very weird. Shefali Shah (born in 1972) played 1967-born Akshay Kumar’s mom in the movie Waqt (2005).