When actresses sizzled with younger men onscreen
Madhur Bhandarkar has finally zeroed in on the actor who will be cast opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in his much publicised upcoming film Heroine.
Arunoday Singh, who was last seen in Yeh Saali Zindagi, has been reportedly roped in to play leading man. Now it's interesting to note that the upcoming actor is a whole decade younger than Ash.
This is quite a breakthrough because in Bollywood, aging actresses are relegated to 'character' roles in films -- getting to romance younger actors is a far cry.
But it's not totally unheard of too. Click through the slide show and find out which other actors and actresses have gone this route before.
Image: Arunoday Singh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Ranbir and Bipasha (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Bipasha, who is four years Ranbir's senior, plays his first girlfriend in the film. And although Ranbir romances Deepika Padukone (his then real life lady love) and Minissha Lamba too in the film, his chemistry with Bipasha is simply crackling.
Image: A still from Bachna Ae Haseeno
Rana Daggubati and Bipasha (Dum Maaro Dum)
Bipasha did it again. She paired up with 26-year-old Rana Daggubati for Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum and the pair really complemented each other.
Guess age is just a number for Bipasha.
Image: A still from Dum Maaro Dum
Shahid and Rani (Dil Bole Hadippa)
Rani Mukerji made a comeback in a hot avatar with an even hotter co-star -- Shahid Kapoor. The actress is three years his senior but looked much younger than her years with her svelte figure.
Together they created magic. It didn't help the film much though.
Image: A still from Dil Bole Hadippa
Ranbir and Konkona (Wake Up Sid)
Konkona Sen Sharma is three years older than Ranbir Kapoor and the two make for an unlikely pair. But they did put up a good show as a couple in Wake Up Sid.
Image: A still from Wake Up Sid
Saif and Madhuri (Aarzoo)
Saif is four years her junior but that didn't deter the Pataudi lad from acting opposite Madhuri in Aarzoo.
Image: A still from Aarzoo
Akshay Khanna and Dimple (Dil Chahta Hai)
It's a poignant tale of unrequited love, not because the lady turns down the proposal but because her life's journey is cut short by illness.
Akshay Khanna plays an introvert artist who falls for a much older divorcee, played by the gorgeous Dimple Kapadia.
Image: A still from Dil Chahta Hai
Akshay Kumar and Rekha (Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi)
Rekha got frisky with Akshay Kumar, who's more than a decade younger than her in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. The two left us wondering if something was cooking between the two for real.
Image: A still from Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Adhyayan and Kangna (Raaz 2)
The young actors fell in love much before shooting for Raaz 2 commenced. So the then real life couple sizzled on screen for the horror sequel.
It didn't exactly create ripples. And oh, Kangna is two years older tha Adhyayan Suman.
Image: A still from Raaz 2
Sanjay Suri and Juhi (Jhankar Beats)
This cutesy couple made it work with their genial humour and a chemistry that develops when actors are comfortable in each others company.
No wonder the two have collaborated repeatedly since the first time.
Image: A still from Jhankar Beats
Saif and Dimple (Being Cyrus)
And we saved the badasses for the end. Dimple plays a bored-out-of-her-wits wife who lives in Panchgani with her eccentric sculptor husband.
When Saif (Cyrus) walks in their lives, hoping to become an apprentice for the sculptor, Dimple can barely keep her mind and her hands off the strapping young man.
Image: A still from Being Cyrus