TV and Movies·Posted on 6 Dec 202224 Times Female Leads In Movies And TV Shows Were Practically Half The Age Of Their Male CounterpartsWhat is this special deal men in the movies have with God?by Rushali NatarajanBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 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! Yash Raj Films 2. Bhumi Pednekar, his Toilet: Ek Prem Katha co-star, is 21 years younger than Akshay: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures 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: Fox Star Studios Akshay has also starred in several other movies opposite women who are over 20 years junior to him! 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: Sony Pictures Apparently, Colin Firth doesn't even like to talk about this because he "felt old" next to Emma. 5. If that wasn't bad enough...Salman Khan is a whole 32 years elder to his Dabangg 3 co-star Saiee Manjrekar! Salman Khan Productions Can you believe it?? THIRTY-TWO. 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: Zee Studios 7. WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have an 18-year age gap: Marvel Studios To put that into perspective, that's one whole adult who's free to vote and drive, between them. 8. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who starred in Silver Linings Playbook, have a 15-year age gap The Weinstein Company When they were filming Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence was only 22 while Cooper was 37 years old! They've also starred opposite each other in at least two other movies. 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! Base Industries Group Mallika was also paired with Anil Kapoor in the same movie, and he was 19 years her senior at that point. 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: Base Industries Group Not to mention the 15-year gap between Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, who've gone on to work in MANY films together! Interestingly, Supriya Karnik has also played Hrithik Roshan's mother in Yaadein, despite being a year younger than him! 11. Leonardo DiCaprio is 16 years older than his The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie: Paramount Pictures 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: Warner Bros. Pictures 13. Shah Rukh Khan, opposite whom Anushka Sharma made her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, is 22 years older than her: Yash Raj Films They've also played love interests in films like Jab Harry Met Sejal and Zero. 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: Dreamz Unlimited Kareena was 21 and Shah Rukh was 36 years old! They were later cast opposite each other in Ra.One. 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: Columbia Pictures Yes, Jack's character only dates women under 30 but still! 16. Never Have I Ever's Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Darren Barnet are 11 years apart in age: Netflix Darren has been playing a high schooler despite being in his 30s! 17. Shefali Shah is 17 years younger than Anil Kapoor and was paired opposite him in Dil Dhadakne Do: Excel Entertainment As great as their on-screen chemistry and presence was, Shefali is 49 years old whereas Anil Kapoor is 66! 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. Eros International There is indeed a race against time and, apparently, it exists only for women in the film industry! 19. In Bewafaa, Anil Kapoor was paired opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan despite the 24-year gap between them: Sridevi Productions 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: Sony Pictures Classic Why? Just...why? 21. Did you know that Ajay Devgn was 28 years old when his Shivaay co-star, Sayyesha Saigal, was born? Ajay Devgn FFilms 22. When he appeared in the movie Get Smart, Steve Carell was 45 as opposed to his co-actor Anne Hathaway, who was 25. Warner Bros. Productions 23. Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were born 16 years apart and have still played romantic leads in Love Aaj Kal...: Illuminati Films ...and Race 2 and Cocktail. 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: UTV Motion Pictures 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!