It’s said that actors never age up. However, actresses have a limited span of stardom. The trend of near-50 heroes habitually romancing girls less than half their age on screen does speak of the same story. But the reverse culture seems to be catching on as well. Turning stereotype upside down, these women are perfectly establishing the fact that it’s not a tabboo for an actress to court a younger actor on screen. Well, if men can do it, so can they!
Here, we’ve compiled a list of 8 such actresses who not only set a benchmark by romancing younger actors but also gave them a run for popularity in their respective films.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi
Despite an age gap of nine years, Aishwarya and Ranbir became the talk of the town as soon as the super hot trailer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil got released. Taking romance to another level, their sizzling chemistry in the song Bulleya grabbed millions of eyeballs.
Katrina Kaif with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra
With a 3 years younger Sidharth in Baar Baar Dekho and a 4 years younger Aditya in Fitoor, Katrina also falls in the same list. Thanks to her inborn good looks, the age gap wasn’t too prominent in either of the films.
Kareena Kapoor Khan with Imran Khan and Arjun Kapoor
Kareena was at the peak of her career when she signed Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu opposite a 2 years younger and yet a beginner Imran Khan. A lot of buzz followed when the news first came out but since the film did decently well at the box office, they went on to sign another project, Gori Tere Pyar Mein. Later, Kareena was seen in Ki & Ka opposite Arjun Kapoor who was again 4 years younger than her.
Vidya Balan with Shahid Kapoor
When Vidya romanced a younger Shahid in Kismat Konnection, many felt that they were a pure mismatch. But turning all the silly assumptions upside down, the film went on to become a huge success. Also, speculations about their romance did the rounds.
Rani Mukherjee with Shahid Kapoor
When Rani featured with Shahid in ‘Dil Bole Hadippa!’ both were in a bid to put their respective careers back on track. However, the film failed to gain any critical acclaim, nor did it set off fireworks at the box-office.
Priyanka Chopra with Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh
Priyanka was on the top of her game when she set an exceptional example by romancing not just one, but two younger actors at a time. Infact, an age gap of three with both the actors didn’t at all affect the popularity of Gundey and PeeCee managed to steal the spotlight.
Konkona Sen Sharma with Ranbir Kapoor
She shared screen space with a 3 years younger Ranbir in Wake Up Sid and impressed a majority with her acting skills. Not only did the film do well, but their casting was also appreciated. Not to forget, the plot of the film depicted how an ambitious woman falls in love with an immature and much younger college drop-out.
Bipasha Basu with Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Singh Grover
And we’ve a clear winner. Bips romanced these three actors in various films. Although, she did manage to impress the audiences with her sizzling appeal, the age difference was still quite visible. Moreover, Bipasha and Karan felt a thing on the sets of Alone and the duo went on to tie the knots.