Getting an opportunity to closely work with your superiors is always appreciated regardless of the profession. In Bollywood, this is a prevalent practice and a way to get reach out to a wider audience. However, ageism is also prevalent in this industry where you watching a 50-year-old woman romancing a male actor half her age is unacceptable and questionable. Reverse the role and you get half of the successful Bollywood flicks of the current time.
Over dozen of veteran female actors talking about the same in public has brought little to no change. However, we have now gotten an actor from the younger generation of Bollywood talking about it albeit not directly addressing the topic. In an interview with NDTV, Janhvi Kapoor was asked about the idea of being paired with the 3 big Khans of Bollywood—Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
While the idea sounded appealing to the 25-year-old actor, she ended up admitting that it would ‘odd’ to be paired opposite them. She said, ”They are the biggest stars and everybody wants to work with them but thoda odd hoga agar main unke opposite kaam karungi toh (But it would be odd if I star opposite them) but I will love to work with them”.
However, she did not clarify if the reasons for her reservations about working were related to seniority or age. Lastly, the actor added that she would look good with Varun Dhawan or Ranbir Kapoor on-screen.
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