10 onscreen Bollywood romances where age didn’t matter
New Delhi: In his latest film Phantom Thread, which released in India last week, the aged Daniel Day-Lewis falls in love with a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps. A look at 10 times Indian romances where age did not matter.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016): Karan Johar’s romantic drama has a young musician (Ranbir Kapoor) falling for an older, divorced poetess (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). Co-starring Anushka Sharma, the film made Rs106 crore at the box office.
B.A. Pass (2013): The neo noir film explored the sexual relationship between a married woman (Shilpa Shukla) and a young teenager (Shadab Kamal). The Ajay Behl-directed film made Rs5 crore in box office collections.
Cheeni Kum (2007): Amitabh Bachchan, a London-based wry chef, falls for a young Indian woman played by Tabu. The R. Balki-directed film made Rs17 crore at the box office.
Nishabd (2007): In Ram Gopal Varma’s controversial film, Amitabh Bachchan falls in love with Jiah Khan, a friend of his daughter. The movie made Rs7 crore at the box office.
Shabd (2005): A young Zayed Khan falls in love with the older and married Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the Leena Yadav-directed film. Also starring Sanjay Dutt, it made Rs5 crore at the box office.
Joggers’ Park (2003): In Anant Balani’s English-Hindi drama, a retired judge (Victor Bannerjee) falls for a young model (Perizaad Zoraban). The film made Rs1 crore in box office collections.
Leela (2002): The Somnath Sen-directed film sees Dimple Kapadia, a middle-aged professor, getting into a complicated relationship with her student. The movie made Rs74 lakh at the box office.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001): A young Akshaye Khanna is smitten by a middle-aged divorcee, played by Dimple Kapadia. Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut earned much acclaim, besides Rs20 crore in box office collections.
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996): The action film had a major love track between the young Akshay Kumar and formidable don Rekha. Directed by Umesh Mehra, the movie made Rs14 crore in box office collections.
Lamhe (1991): Yash Chopra’s classic romantic drama first has a young Anil Kapoor falling for an older woman, Sridevi. Years later, the woman’s daughter, also played by Sridevi, grows up to fancy him. The film collected Rs2.5 crore at the box office.
All figures have been sourced from movie website Box Office India.