One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Akshay Kumar is one of the industry’s most successful actors. Wide age differences between a film’s protagonists have been an issue in Bollywood for a long time. The age disparity has also very infrequently been a plot requirement. Usually, it’s just blatant sexism at work, as the heroine is replaced by a younger one while the hero ages.
And the most obvious example of that is in the films of Akshay Kumar, whose leading actresses appear to get younger with each new movie.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Sonakshi Sinha, who played his girlfriend in the movie and was 25 at the time and 20 years younger than Akshay, was almost twice as old as him and played a dual role. There was no logical justification given for the age difference.
Ek Prem Katha, toilet (2017)
In one of his early movies with a social message, Akshay, at 50, played the major role. Additionally, his persona stalked his girlfriend and secretly took her picture. Bhumi Pednekar, who was 28 at the time, played his love interest.
The age difference between Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar, who co-starred in the movie, was 21 years. When the movie came out, Chopra was 31 and Kumar was 52.
Even if the plot was what viewers should have objected to, the uproar surrounding this horror-comedy starring Akshay Kumar stemmed from its initial title. Despite its terrible writing, the movie paired Kiara Advani (28) with Akshay Kumar (53).
Manushi Chhillar, a former Miss World, makes her acting debut in the upcoming historical drama starring Akshay Kumar. In the movie, Chhillar, who plays Kumar’s love interest, is 30 years younger than him at age 24. Actually, Kumar’s co-stars are generally younger than that.
Bell Bottom (2021)
Vaani Kapoor, 33, plays Akshay Kumar’s love interest in the movie Bell Bottom. Kumar is 54. He reportedly proposed that Lara Dutta, a 43-year-old co-star from the films Andaaz and Bhaagam Bhag, play Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the former prime minister.
Housefull 4 (2019)
The most recent Housefull film was a constant noise with three male leads who were all much older than their female co-stars. In the movie, Akshay Kumar, who was 52 at the time, romanced Pooja Hegde and Kriti Sanon’s characters. Hegde and Sanon were both 29 years old at the time.
Pad Man (2018)
An interesting tale featured 51-year-old Akshay and two female stars, both of whom fall in love with him. Both Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, who play his wife and a fellow activist in the movie, were 33 years old when it was released.
Singh is Bling (2015)
Amy Jackson, who co-stars with Akshay Kumar in the movie, was only 23 years old when it came out. On the other side, Kumar was 25 years her senior at the time and was 48.
Patiala House (2011)
At the time, Anushka Sharma was 23 years old, and Akshay Kumar was 44. And now there is a 21-year difference in their ages.