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Just HOW YOUNG are Salman's heroines?

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
May 14, 2021 14:54 IST
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Salman Khan has been making blockbusters for over three decades now.

The 55-year-old superstar continues to be at the top of the game when it comes to romancing much younger leading ladies.

And the jodis always seem to look good.

Joginder Tuteja looks at the widening age gap between Salman and his heroines.

 

Saiee Manjrekar, Dabangg 3
Age difference: 33 years

When Saiee made her debut with Dabangg 3, she was just 21 years old.

She featured primarily in Salman's flashback story, where his character was shown to be much younger.

Still, this is the biggest age difference between Salman and his leading lady.

 

Disha Patani, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Bharat
Age difference: 27 years

Though Disha was been seen in a special appearance opposite Salman in Bharat, she makes a proper jodi with Salman in Radhe.

And they do have electrifying chemistry on screen.

 

Anushka Sharma, Sultan
Age difference: 23 years

Salman's third biggest grosser ever, Sultan, saw Anushka opposite him where they played wrestlers.

They looked good together, as they played a couple who fell in love, got married and then fell apart.

 

Sonakshi Sinha, Dabangg series
Age difference: 22 years

Sonakshi has featured opposite Salman in all three installments of Dabangg.

If one had any doubts about the age gap between the two, it was taken care of in Dabangg 3 where a back story featuring Saiee Manjrekar as his first love was shown.

 

Zareen Khan, Veer
Age difference: 22 years

Zareen couldn't have thought of a better launch for herself when Salman brought her on board in Veer.

She played a princess and looked regal in the film.

She was reportedly required to put on weight for the film, and that actually made her on-screen pairing with Salman look quite good. Remember their song Surili Akhiyon Wale?

 

Sneha Ullal, Lucky: No Time For Love
Age difference: 22 years

Now this is one film where the age difference between a leading man and his heroine was designed on paper itself.

Sneha Ullal played a young teenager for whom Salman came to the rescue.

Their chemistry looked quite sweet.

 

Jacqueline Fernandez, Kick, Race 3
Age difference: 20 years

Jacqueline has starred opposite Salman in two big hits, Kick and Race 3.

And in both, her character was shown to be mature which ensured that the age difference be eliminated to a fair degree.

 

Sonam Kapoor, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Age difference: 20 years

Set in a royal family, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo featured Sonam in a princess avatar.

It worked just as well for the couple.

Much better, in fact, than her pairing with the superstar in her debut, Saawariya.

 

Asin, Ready, London Dreams
Age difference: 20 years

Audiences didn't like Asin and Salman when they came together in London Dreams.

But all that changed when they reunited in Ready three years later.

In fact, their song Dhinka Chika was one of the biggest chartbusters of 2011.

 

Ayesha Takia, Wanted
Age difference: 20 years

Wanted is one of the earliest instances of Salman having a much younger leading lady opposite him.

Ayesha Takia was a promising name back then and Wanted was a good success to her name.

Though the film was an out and out action-drama entertainer, the scenes featuring Salman and Ayesha together were cute.

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