Bollywood Biz : Age no bar for Bollywood Heroes

Cinema transcends reality. Nowhere is this more astutely obvious than in our timedefying Bollywood heroes. At an age where average men start preparing their retirement plans, these stars are busy punching goons and romancing heroines half their age on screen. Corporate Citizen explores the phenomenon of the ageless Bollywood hero

There is perhaps no other Bollywood hero that epitomises charm than Shahrukh Khan. For almost three decades, Shahrukh Khan, or SRK as he is popularly called, has been wooing heroines on screen and sweeping the audiences of their feet. From the bad boy NRI of Dilwaale Dulhania le Jayenge, all the way to the brooding hockey coach of Chak de India, SRK has proved his versatility as an actor many times over. His latest caper Happy New Year has grossed over Rs 385 crore worldwide, proving that at 49, SRK’s charm is still going strong.

Speaking of the Khans, how can one forget the eternal bad boy of Bollywood – Salman Khan. Salman made his acting debut with Maine Pyaar kiya in 1989, winning the Filmfare Award for best male debut for that year. Since then, Salman has starred in one successful film after another, being one of the most sought after names in Bollywood. He was the first actor to take up body building, and at age 49, he can boast of a physique that would give youngsters a run for their money. Even at his age, the Dabangg khan is the most eligible bachelor in Bollywood, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

By Neeraj Varty