Mark Twain has rightly said that age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. We have all seen ageing heroes romancing young heroines but dynamics of love are changing rapidly. The recent celeb-buzz around is, the 61 year old yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman ‘reportedly’ in love with a 36 year old Indian businessman. Be it huge or little, age difference has never come in the way of romance of Bollywood couples. Here is a look at some of the most successful couples in Bollywood who took the plunge and got married despite their age differences.
Film Editor turned Director (of mega-flops like Joker) Shirish Kunder is 8 years younger than his wife, Farah Khan. Shirish was the Editor of Farah’s directorial debut Mai Hoon Naa. Their friendship on the sets soon changed into love. The society odds like 8-year age gap and different religions too couldn’t stop these two love birds from being one. They got married in 2004 and are blessed with two daughters and a son. In Farah’s words: “I don't know if one is reborn or not, but if it were so, then I would like to marry Shirish in my second birth too."Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
The power couple of Bollywood- Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also has this age- angle to their love story. A 37 year Abhishek is two years younger than his wife– Aishwarya. After much speculation concerning their relationship, the couple got married on April 20, 2007. Age difference, Aishwarya’s Manglik yoga, or a heart-broken Vivek! There was nothing that could stop the two of them from tying the knot. This is such an adorable couple of Bollywood that their one-year old daughter, Aaradhya, has already become a ‘celebrity’ much before she can barely understand this term.Farhan Akhtar- Adhuna Bhabani
Director-turned-actor, Farhan Akhtar is married to Adhuna Bhabani who is six years older than him. Adhuna met Farhan when he was still writing the script for Dil Chahta Hai. They got married in the year 2000 and are blessed with two daughters.Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab
After surviving quite a few turbulences Zarina and Aditya have been married for almost 26 years now. Aditya who is 6 years younger than his wife considers age was never a problem for them and even their families were very supportive of their marriage. Zarina believes that it is destiny that brought them together and their love for each other has kept their marriage strong.Sunil Dutt and Nargis
Legendary actor Sunil Dutt got married to Nargis, who was a year older and also a bigger star than him at that time. Their relationship began when Sunil Dutt saved her from the fire that broke out on the sets of the 1957 film Mother India. Once Nargis wrote to Sunil, “Darling, don't get angry, but remember even if I die, I will always be there with you spiritually. I am so much attached to you that even death can't take me away completely from you.” We must say, when love speaks such a refreshingly vibrant language age certainly becomes an inconsequential number.Parmeet and Archana
After going through a failed marriage Archana met Parmeet Sethi at a friend's place and hit it off instantly. Parmeet, who is seven years younger than Archana says, he was bowled over with her beauty and grace. They had a live-in relationship for four years. Parmeet’s parents’ were against their marriage, but against all the odds, the two got married. They have been together for more than 20 years now and are still very much in love. In Archana’s words: “Had age been the paramount criterion then so many marriages with the right age ratio would not have fallen apart."Arjun Rampal-Mehr Jessia
Even after over a decade of marriage, actor Arjun Rampal seems to be madly in love with his wife. Arjun tied the knot with the former super model Mehr Jessia in 1998. Mehr is two years older than Arjun and the couple is blessed with two daughters. Their love exemplifies the commitment of lifetime in every true sense.Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
The 37 years old long-legged lass of Bollywood, Shilpa is three months older than her husband. Raj and Shilpa met often during the launch preparations of Shilpa’s perfume, S2 and in no time fell in love. Supposedly, Raj always harboured a special place for Shilpa in his heart. They tied the knot on November 22, 2009. Shilpa in an interview to a leading newspaper said that it wasn't love at first sight for her, but it was for him.