Apart from other things like Fawad Khan’s sexy looks and the melodic music of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, if there is something that people are looking forward to in the film then it is Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sizzling chemistry. Be it their lustful restaurant scene from the song Bulleya or their passionate intimate scenes, their age difference doesn’t seem to come in their way. Don’t know in the film, but there is a 9-years age gap between them in real life, that’s other thing that Aishwarya’s doesn’t let us realize that.
While we have seen mature love stories earlier, Karan Johar seems to have taken the genre to another level with this one. “…it is not a conventional love story or love triangle. It’s a film that dwells deeply on relationships, heartbreaks and how love completes you, defines you and yet leaves you wanting for more. I have never had, in my entire career, a film that has come to me so fast, so organically and so from within,” said Karan while speaking about the film in an interview with a leading daily.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which in English means matters of the heart are difficult, is one of those films which not only boast of its complicated story line but also celebrates “older woman-younger man” relationship. I mean they have not discounted on the ‘love making scenes’ in the film just because a middle-aged woman is a part of it. And kudos to the Bachchan Bahu, Aishwarya for not only taking up such a role at this stage of her career but also doing justice to it.
You will be surprised to know that Ranbir Kapoor’s tryst with romancing older woman didn’t begin with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He has done it in the past, maybe not as explicitly as this one but yes. I know the first film that would have come to your mind after reading this would be Wake Up Sid as the age difference was quite apparent there. But, there are other films too where he has worked with an older actress. Take a look –
Bipasha Basu in Bachna Ae Haseeno
Ranbir has romanced three actresses in this one, Bipasha Basu being one of it. Although her sexy looks in the movie will make it difficult for you to believe me but yes she is 4 years older to him in real life.
Konkana Sen Sharma in Wake Up Sid
It was the script’s demand to have an older woman in the film and I must say that there couldn’t have been a better actress to have played the role of Ayesha than Konkana Sen Sharma. If you remember there is this cute conversation in the film where Sid (Ranbir’s character) guesses Ayesha’s age. In the film, five-years age difference is shown between them but in real life she is just three years older to Ranbir.
Sarah Thompson Kane in Rajneeti
Sarah Thompson Kane, who plays Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in the film, is actually three years older to the actor in real life.
Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar
Okay this is surprising but Nargis Fakhri is three years older to Ranbir in real life.
Madhuri Dixit in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Okay he didn’t actually romance romance Madhuri Dixit in the film but that peck on the cheek in the end was enough. Madhuri, who is sixteen years older to him in real life, just had a cameo in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani but it was everything for her fans!
Hmm.. so the next time someone tells you that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is the first time when he is romancing an older woman, show this article to them!