Bollywood has had a history of casting a 40 something actor opposite a 20 something actress and everyone goes like, ‘oh, poor girl has to romance someone twice her age’, ‘that typically happens with actresses and their careers’ etc! Basically, we come to accept it over time.
But what we recently found in TV serials baffled us because, this time, it has something to do with actors for a change. The age gap between the actors who play father-son duo in the popular daily soaps was literally as bad as what happens in Bollywood.
Besides, current shows, even famous TV shows which have now gone off the air had male actors with just slight age gaps playing on-screen fathers and sons.
Take a look at these six amazing examples:
1- Champak Lal Gada (Amit Bhatt) and Jetha Lal (Dilip Joshi)
Do you know that Dilip Joshi who plays the role of Jetha Lal is actually older than his on-screen father, Champak Lal Gada, essayed by Amit Bhatt? Dilip is 51 and Amit Bhatt is 47.
2- Raman Kumar Bhalla (Karan Patel) and Adi (Abhishek Verma)
Even after a leap, the main lead Karan Patel is still playing a father to his grown-up kids. The Ye Hai Mohabbatein actor, who is 36, is playing dad to Abhishek Verma who is just 30 years, which means, the son is only 6 years younger to his on-screen father.
3- Bhairon Dharamveer Singh (Anup Soni) and Jagya (Shashank Vyas)
Balika Vadhu is the most talked about show of Colors TV, but you will be shocked after knowing the age difference between the on-screen father and his son. Anup Soni was 33 years old when he played father to Shashank Vyas aka Jagya, who was 22 years old.
4- Mihir Virani (Ronit Roy) and Gautam Virani (Sumeet Sachdev)
In fact, the age gap between Ronit Roy and Sumeet Sachdeva in real life is just 9 years. While Ronit played Mihir Virani, Sumeet was Gaumzi aka Gautam Virani in the show.
5- Tej Singh Oberoi (MaheshThakur) and Shivaay Singh Oberoi (Nakuul Mehta)
The popular show of Star Plus, Ishqbaaaz has Mahesh Thakur playing father to Nakuul Mehta. The age gap between the two in real life is just 13 years. While Mahesh is 50, Nakuul is 37.
6- Rajnath (Ayyub Khan) and Shaurya Goenka (Vatsal Sheth)
Remember Ayyub Khan who played father to actor Vatsal Sheth in Star Plus’s show Ek Hasina Thi? While Vatsal is 39, Ayyub is 51 years old, which means the age gap between the two is just of 12 years.
Age is indeed a number, considering how these actors have been playing their characters with such ease for years now!