Ageism is one of those unfair treatments that one can see in every place. Bollywood is one of those places. The Hindi film industry has plenty of times cast younger actresses in roles of older females. Many times these younger actresses have played the role of big sisters, aunts, and even mothers to actors who were very old. If you are curious to know about the list of such actresses who played mothers to actors older than them in real life, then you are at the right place. These actresses played mothers to the actors older than them and faced ageism in Bollywood.
1. Rakhee Gulzar: Amitabh Bachchan ‘Shakti’
Veteran actress Rakhee Gulzar has many times played the role of love interest for legend Amitabh Bachchan. However, back in 1982, Shakti was released, in which she played the role of Big B’s mother. While they were working on the project, Rakhee was just 35 meanwhile Amitabh Bachchan was 40.
2. Rohini Hattangadi: Amitabh Bachchan ‘Agneepath’
Onto the list of actresses who played mothers on-screen, the next name is Rohini Hattangadi. She did not play the role of mother to just any younger actor but to Big B, who is 13 years elder than her. In addition to these two actors, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, and several others also starred in the film Agneepath.
3. Supriya Karnik: Hrithik Roshan ‘Yaadein’
Supriya Karnik is the next actress who played the role of mother to an actor who was older than her. We are talking about the film Yaadein where she played the mother of Hrithik Roshan. At that time, she was just 26. Meanwhile, if we talk about Hrithik Roshan, he was 27. Anang Desai, who portrayed her husband’s role, was 48 years old.
4. Shefali Shah: Akshay Kumar ‘Waqt: The Race Against Time
Queen Shefali Shah was also amongst many actresses who played mothers to older actors. In the 2005 film Waqt: The Race Against Time, she portrayed the role of mother to Akshay Kumar. The film was loved by a lot of fans however Shefali did not appreciate portraying the role of a mother to an elder actor. At that time, Shefali was 32 years old meanwhile Akshay Kumar was 38.
5. Richa Chadha: Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’
Gangs of Wasseypur was one such film where the actors did a commendable job. Be it Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee, or Huma Qureshi. Furthermore, coming back to the topic in this film series Richa Chadha portrayed the role of the mother of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The actors have an age difference of 14 years however it was obviously ignored.
6. Sheeba Chaddha: Shah Rukh Khan ‘Zero’
Sheeba Chaddha is well-known for portraying the roles of mothers. However, she also portrayed the role of mother to somebody who is 6 years elder than her. In the film Zero, Shah Rukh Khan became the son of Sheeba Chaddha. At that time, SRK was 52 yrs old at that time. Meanwhile, Sheeba was 46.
7. Sonali Kulkarni: Salman Khan ‘Bharat’
Whatever may be Salman Khan’s age, perhaps he will always portray the role of a hero in all films. In the 2019 film Bharat, he was the protagonist, and the role of his mother was portrayed by Sonali Kulkarni. Furthermore, if we talk about their age, at that time, she was 44 meanwhile Salman Khan was 53. This super-hit film also starred Katrina and Sunil Grover in important roles.
8. Mona Singh: Aamir Khan ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’
Our Jassi from Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin recently played the role of mother to Aamir Khan. In the 2022 film, Laal Singh Chaddha Mona had a loving and supporting mother character. Even though the movie was not a huge success, her acting was appreciable. However, if we talk about their age difference, Mona is 41 years old meanwhile Aamir Khan is 57.
These are the top actresses who played mothers to actors elder than them in real life. What are your views on ageism in Bollywood? Do tell us in the comments below.