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    24 Times Female Leads In Movies And TV Shows Were Practically Half The Age Of Their Male Counterparts

    What is this special deal men in the movies have with God?

    1. Kicking us off is Akshay Kumar, who was seen opposite Manushi Chhillar in Samrat Prithviraj, playing Prithviraj Chauhan and Sanyogita, respectively, despite having an age gap of 29 years!

    Akshay Kumar teaching Manushi Chillar to shoot an arrow

    2. Bhumi Pednekar, his Toilet: Ek Prem Katha co-star, is 21 years younger than Akshay:

    Bhumi Penekar and Akshay Kumar talking a selfie

    3. I can't help but place Akshay Kumar multiple times in this list for him and his Laxmii co-star, Kiara Advani, are 25 years apart in age:

    Kiara Advani and Akshay Kumar looking at something in the distance

    4. Colin Firth and Emma Stone shared a whopping 29-year age gap between them when they starred in the movie Magic in The Moonlight, back in 2014:

    Emma Stone and Colin Firth looking at the sky

    5. If that wasn't bad enough...Salman Khan is a whole 32 years elder to his Dabangg 3 co-star Saiee Manjrekar!

    Salman Khana and Saiee Manjrekar looking at each other

    6. Salman Khan has also been paired opposite Disha Patani in films like Radhe and a small portion of Bharat, despite Disha being 26 years his junior:

    Salman Khan and Disha Patani whistling

    7. WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have an 18-year age gap:

    Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany kissing

    8. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who starred in Silver Linings Playbook, have a 15-year age gap

    Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence looking at something

    9. Today, Mallika Sherawat is 46 years old, whereas Nana Patekar, whom she was paired opposite in the movie Welcome, is 71 years old. That's a 25-year age gap!

    Mallika Sherawat holding a crying Nana Patekar

    10. The movie Welcome seemingly had a pattern of casting men who were way older than the women they were paired opposite. Paresh Rawal is exactly 20 years older than Supriya Karnik, who plays his wife:

    Paresh Rawal and Supriya Karnik speaking

    11. Leonardo DiCaprio is 16 years older than his The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie:

    Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio standing very close to each other

    12. And turns out, the iconic pair of Margot Robbie and Jared Leto — who've played the Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad — have a 20-year age gap between them:

    Margot Robbie leaning over a table towards Jared Leto

    13. Shah Rukh Khan, opposite whom Anushka Sharma made her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, is 22 years older than her:

    Shahrukh Khan smiling at Anushka Sharma as she prays

    14. SRK and Kareena Kapoor Khan also had a 15-year age difference between them when they appeared in the movie Asoka, back in 2001:

    Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan looking at something

    15. In the movie Something's Gotta Give, Jack Nicholson, who was 66 years old, was paired with Amanda Peet who was 31 at the time:

    Amanda Peet and Jack Nicholson holding ice cream cones

    16. Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Darren Barnet are 11 years apart in age:

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Darren Barnet smiling

    17. Shefali Shah is 17 years younger than Anil Kapoor and was paired opposite him in Dil Dhadakne Do:

    Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah looking disgruntled

    18. Even worse, she has also been cast opposite Amitabh Bachchan, who is 30 years older than her, in the movie Waqt: The Race Against Time.

    Amitabh Bachchan holding Shefali Shah's chin

    19. In Bewafaa, Anil Kapoor was paired opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan despite the 24-year gap between them:

    Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan looking upset

    20. Liam Neeson has been on the planet for 32 years more than Olivia Wilde and YET they were cast opposite each other in the movie Third Person:

    Olivia Wilde and Liam Neeson smiling and walking

    21. Did you know that Ajay Devgn was 28 years old when his Shivaay co-star, Sayyesha Saigal, was born?

    Sayyesha Saigal looking at Ajay Devgn

    22. When he appeared in the movie Get Smart, Steve Carell was 45 as opposed to his co-actor Anne Hathaway, who was 25.

    Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell standing

    23. Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were born 16 years apart and have still played romantic leads in Love Aaj Kal...:

    Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan leaning their backs against each other

    24. And speaking of Race 2, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel were paired opposite each other despite having an age gap of 19 years between them:

    Ameesha Patel and Anil Kapoor looking shocked

    What is this special deal men in the movies have with God that allows them to work with women half their age, over and over again? I'd love to know!