Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s chemistry in Gehraiyaan has become the talk of the town. The makers of the film shared the first song titled “Doobey” today, and it’s hard to not feel the heat between the two actors in this song. While the trailer has gotten everyone intrigued about the film already, seeing Padukone paired with a much younger actor has everyone feeling even more excited for the film. After all, how often do we find young actor-older actress pairings in Bollywood?
The common notion has always been the older actors romancing younger actresses on the screen. Take, for example, Salman Khan romancing Disha Patani in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The young actor-older actress combo isn’t very popular in the Hindi film industry but the ones who took a chance with it, definitely caught the attention of the audience.
From Ranbir Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Arjun Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor Khan, we got to see some really iconic pairings on screen. Here are 5 couples that left an impact.
Ranbir Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan In Aae Dil Hai Mushkil
Kapoor’s Ayan gets ensnared by Rai-Bachchan’s Saba in Aae Dil Hai Mushkil. The actor was paired opposite Rai-Bachchan, who is nine years senior to him, and it had a great impact in the film.
Shahid Kapoor-Rani Mukerji In Dil Bole Hadippa
Mukherji and Kapoor were paired together for Dil Bole Hadippa. While the actress is much senior to Kapoor, Rohan and Veera made for a fairly decent couple on screen.
Ranbir Kapoor-Konkona Sen Sharma In Wake Up Sid
Wake Up Sid gave us one of the most iconic and memorable duos in Bollywood history. Staying true to real life, Sen Sharma’s character too was older than Kapoor’s in the film. This pair worked well and it was a love story that warmed our hearts.
Akshaye Khanna-Dimple Kapadia In Dil Chahta Hai
This has to be by far the most iconic young actor-older actress pairings in Bollywood. Sid and Tara’s camaraderie in the film came as a breath of fresh air. The age difference between the two actors didn’t seem like an obstacle and the chemistry between them was organic and palpable.
Arjun Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor Khan In Ki & Ka
Kapoor was cast alongside Kapoor Khan in Ki & Ka where he essayed the role of a homemaker. The film was already geared to challenge gender roles, but pairing an older actress with a younger actor made the film even more compelling. In real life, the actor is dating Malaika Arora, who is older to him.
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