Aging is a natural and beautiful part of life… unless you’re a Bollywood actress, of course!
Whether you love Bollywood or not, you can’t ignore the humongous age gap sometimes you get to see between the industry’s leading men and their lovely ladies. From Amitabh Bachchan to Ajay Devgn, all our actors are allowed to age gracefully. Their co-stars? Not so much. So, we did what every curious Bollywood fan has ever wanted to do. We dissected our favorite actors’ filmographies to uncover the truth. Want to know about the real age gap in your favorite films? Read on to find out:
1. 1965 was a good year for Bollywood. After all, three of the biggest stars of the industry were born that year. Fast forward 25 years and their leading ladies were just entering the world!
The average age of the Khans‘ leading ladies is 24.79 years (Aamir Khan and Salman Khan) and 25.1 years (Shah Rukh Khan).
So, we’re not exaggerating when we say their co-stars are half their age!
2. Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan have more in common than you’d think. The average age difference between the superstars and their leading ladies is 8 years. So, who’s the worst offender? At an average age difference of 10.96 years, Sallu Bhai likes his leading belles the youngest.
3. Averages can be misleading. What was each actor’s most shocking age gap?
For Salman Khan, it was Daisy Shah at a whopping age difference of 25 years! The 24-year-old beauty starred opposite the 49-year-old in Jai Ho.
Aamir Khan wasn’t far behind, though. At 49, the actor starred opposite Anushka Sharma, who was 25 when PK was released!
Anushka was also another Khan‘s youngest co-star. Yes, the difference between her and SRK was 23 years, when Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was released.
Yes, the three Khans might not have reached Dev Anand territory yet. But hey, it doesn’t look like their star is going to fade anytime soon. We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty certain that the superstars will still be romancing gorgeous young ladies, two decades down the line.