Bollywood industry has lots of old actors who have still stardom like Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn.
They still act as the main role in the film with today's young actresses like Kiara Advani, Rakul Preet Singh, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor.
Is it really okay working old aged Bollywood actors with a young actress in cinema and making love romance on-screen? Let me share you with my honest opinion about it.
Well, I honestly have no problem either with older actors working with younger actresses or with older actresses working with younger actors.
All I care about is if the movie is worth watching, and if the couple in question has good on-screen chemistry, and decent performances.
The chemistry of older actor and younger actress has proven to be dominating factor in the box office success of the films and older actresses generally fit into the shape of mothers in the films.
I suppose this question is alluding to Akshay Kumar being paired with Kiara Advani in the Laxmmi Bomb, and Ajay Devgn being paired with Rakul Preet Singh in De De Pyaar De, and Ranveer Singh is paired with Alia Bhatt in Gully Boy.
Now, while I don’t have any major excitement in watching Laxmmi Bomb (I’ve seen the original in Tamil and the Kannada remake as well), I don’t think Akshay Kumar was looking odd opposite, Kiara Advani. And, likewise in De De Pyaar De, I thought Ajay looked rather good with Rakul.
Also, if you remember, in De De Pyaar De, their age difference was a major component of the movie’s plot so Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet character was film script demand. So, it wasn’t an awkward or odd pairing.
Similarly, Alia Bhatt looked good with Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy.
Their 8 year age gap was barely discernible.
Older actors are allowed to pass off as younger on-screen, the same courtesy is not extended to women. People are overly-critical and harsh of women’s bodies. The reaction to not conforming to conventional standards of beauty is anything but kind – the fat shaming Vidya Balan has had to endure over the years, and people’s reaction to Aishwarya’s post-pregnancy weight gain.
Aishwarya Rai was fat-shamed because of her post-pregnancy weight gain so it's easy to discern the dubious attitude of the Bollywood directors in portraying older actresses as the female lead in a film.
So for me, none of these three pairings was odd or incongruous.
So anyway, that’s my take on it. I don’t think we should be enforcing any age limits on who acts with who, based off on their ages. If the pairing looks decent, then why quibble about it?