It is a very common sight to see older Bollywood actors romancing young actresses, who are almost half of their age. But when it comes to the opposite, you would rarely find a pairing where an older leading lady has romanced a young actor and has been appreciated for the same. Well, the reason is quite clear many older actresses are not cast opposite the young actors, in the first place. However, there are numerous movies where you can easily find an unusual pairing of older leading men romancing actresses much younger than them.

Salman Khan-Disha Patani

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If you’re a Salman Khan fan, then it won’t be surprising for you to see the actor romancing yet another actress who is much younger than him. In his next film Radhe, the 55-year-old Salman Khan is paired opposite 28-year-old Disha Patani and they have a surprising age gap of 27 years between them. Salman Khan has often romanced female actors with such huge age gaps. In the past, actor Sonakshi Sinha debuted with the action-drama Dabangg, opposite Salman Khan when she was only 23-year-old while Salman Khan was 45.

Anil Kapoor- Kareena Kapoor Khan

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This was one of the most unusual pairings in the history of Indian cinema. Back in 2005, Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan were paired opposite each other in a musical romantic drama movie called Bewafa. Anil Kapoor was 49-year-old at that time whereas the actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was only 25-year-old.

Anil Kapoor- Amisha Patel

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It seems like Bewafa was not the only one where Anil Kapoor was paired opposite a younger actress. In 2012 also, Anil Kapoor was cast in a multi-starred movie Race 2, along with other superstars like John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Amisha Patel. Anil Kapoor who was 56-year-old was paired opposite 36-year-old Amisha Patel.

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Aamir Khan- Anushka Sharma

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PK was the biggest hit of the year 2014, which had Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in the leading roles. The actor was 49-year-old when he romanced 26-year-old Anushka Sharma in PK, and their huge age gap of 23 years was never questioned by anyone.

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Amitabh Bachchan- Soundarya

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Sooryavansham is one of the cult movies of all time which is still liked by the audiences. But the unusual pairing of Amitabh Bachchan opposite Soundarya is something hard to ignore. The movie had released in the year 1999 when Amitabh Bachchan was 57-year-old, while the actress Soundarya paired opposite him was merely 22-year-old.

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Shah Rukh Khan- Anushka Sharma

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This again is a very famous example of the leading men romancing their much younger female co-stars. In Aditya Chopra Directed ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,’ actress Anushka Sharma who was just 20-year-old at the time, had made her debut opposite 43-year-old Shah Rukh Khan.


Ajay Devgan- Sayyeshaa Saigal

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In the movie Shivaay which was released in the year 2016, the actor Ajay Devgan, who is in the entertainment business for more than a decade now was paired opposite the 19-year-old actress Sayyeshaa Saigal.

Akshay Kumar- Kiara Advani



Akshay Kumar is famous for launching new faces in the entertainment business, like Katrina Kaif and Amy Jackson in the past. In one of his recent movies ‘Laxmii,’ the 53-year-old Akshay Kumar was paired opposite the 28-year-old Kiara Advani. 

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