An 'Atrangi' age gap
There is a hue and cry on social media about Akshay Kumar being too old to be cast opposite Sara Ali Khan in Aanand Rai's new project 'Atrangi Re'. However the simple truth is that Aanand isn't casting Sara as the conventional romantic heroine in the film.
The best source reveals, "Aanand knows specifically what he's doing. In the event that you remember in 'Raanjhana', when he previously cast Sonam Kapoor opposite Dhunush, there is a hue and cry over the odd casting. In 'Atrangi Re', this difference between Akshay and Sara will be completely justified."
Of late, it really is true that Akshay's heroines are receiving younger by the week. He was cast opposite 29-year old Kriti Sanon in 'Housefull 4', and ahead of that Bhumi Pednekar was only 28 when she did 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' with Akshay.
Filmmakers are looking for intelligent, sensible ways to cast young heroines opposite ageing superstars like Salman Khan, who was simply ready to star within an age-challenged romantic film titled 'Inshallah'
directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Alia Bhatt, which got shelved. In the just-released 'Jawani Jaaneman', Alaya F, who is Saif Ali Khan's daughter's age, plays his daughter while Saif's real-life daughter Sara, who is all of 24, is cast in a very unusual relationship with the 52-year old Akshay.