Age is considered to be an issue of the mind over matter, as said by Mark Twain. It all depends on what you think. So if one does not mind, it does not matter. As it has been seen over the past ages the concept and practical definition of marriage in comparison to the yester years has changed.
The Institution of marriage has gained its roots from the seeds of emotions and love rather than those of social, economic and age status’. Age has taken a backseat when it comes to getting hooked into a relationship when people are mentally and emotionally attracted to each other.
Bollywood has seen many such examples over the years where couples have gone beyond the barriers of age to settle into a very happy and prosperous relationship. Here are few of such examples of couples who took a plunge despite the age differences:-
Kunal Khemu & Soha Ali Khan
With a difference of 5 years, with Kunal being younger to Soha, the couple fell in love in 2009 while working together in the movie, Dhoondte Reh jaoge. They had been open about their relationship ever since and eventually moved in together in 2013, and married later on Jan 25th, 2015. Age difference between them never came into a being a cause for concern.
Shirish Kunder & Farah Khan
With a difference of 8 years, Shirish who is a film-editor turned director, married Farah Khan in 2004. Their relationship started on the sets of Main Hoon Na, Farah’s Directorial debut, where Shirish was an editor. Even though they had a difference of religions and also age, they fell in love and took it to the next level, where they are now a very happy family, blessed with 3 children. Farah says that if there would be another birth for her, she would want to have Shirish as her husband again.
Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai
The gorgeous couple of the B town have an age difference of 2 years, with Aishwarya also having a “mangalik” yog. But this did not stop them from taking their love life into marriage in 2007 and they have lived it beautifully, being blessed with a beautiful daughter, Aradhya.
Farhan Akhtar & Adhuna Bhabani
The director turned actor Farhan is 6 years younger to his wife Adhuna, whom he married in the year 2000. They had met on the sets of Dil Chahta Hai, and are now blessed with 2 daughters.
Aditya Pancholi & Zarina Wahab
With an age difference of 6 years, Aditya has been married to Zarina for almost 30 years now. Zarina believes that it was destiny which brought them together.
Sunil Dutt & Nargis
The love story which started on the sets of Mother India where Sunil Dutt saved Nargis from fire which broke out during the shooting, eventually culminated into marriage.
Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh
With an age gap of 7 years, Archana married Parmeet after falling out of an unsuccessful marriage. She has met him at a friend’s place and it all started for them instantly. Started with a live-in relationship for 4 years, the couple have been happily and successfully married for over 20 years now.
Arjun Rampal & Mehr Jessia
The couple who have been married for over 10 years now had tied the know in 1998. Mehr is 2 years older to Arjun.
Raj Kundra & Shilpa Shetty
With an age difference of only 3 months, Shilpa Shetty tied the knot with Raj Kundra in 2009, after Raj fell in love with her during the launch preparations of her perfume brand, S2.
Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu
Bipasha is 4 years elder to Karan. But they did fall for each other and decided to marry. They solemnized their marriage in 2016 and are considered as one of the hottest couple in the industry today.
Dhanush and Aishwarya
Aishwarya (daughter of Rajinikanth) married 2 years younger Dhanush in 2004 after they fell in love and till date they share an amazing relationship.
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh
Unbelievable though it sounded at that point in time Saif Ali khan married Amrita Singh in 1991, when he was 21 years old and Amrita Singh was 33. Their marriage lasted for 13 years before they parted ways.
No wonder it is believed that love has no barriers, of religion nor age.