Well the question is quite baffling because there don’t seem much similarity between ‘Evergreen’ actor Dev Anand and ‘Thalaivar’ Rajinikanth.
While Dev Anand was a debonair romantic hero who charmed his fans with his romantic movies, in sharp contrast South Sensation Rajinikanth is a dashing action hero who mesmerizes his fans with his unbeatable action and enchanting mannerism.
However a close observation reveals that the duo does share something common. Any guess?
Yes you have guessed it right! Both actors have the privilege of romancing with heroines half their ages!!!
If Dev Anand who, despite his age romanced multiple heroines who were in their 20’s and 30’s like Hema Malini, half his age, in JOHNNY MERA NAAM, or at the age of 49 romancing a newcomer Zeenat Aman in HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA, or at the age of 55 with fresher Tina Munim in DES PARDES; likewise Rajinikanth has been fortunate to romance young Bollywood heroines and what is surprising Rajinikanth has done it with flamboyance.
Who can forget Rajinikanth’s fantastic chemistry with Manisha Koirala in BABA, where he had an age difference of almost 20 years and yet he managed to sizzle the screen.
Further he repeated the success with the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ROBOT (ENTHIRAN). In his daughter, Soundarya’s KOCHADAIIYAAN, Rajinikanth romanced with same elegance with Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone.
Again he floored the audience with his pairing with Sonakshi Sinha in LINGAA, despite Sonakshi Sinha, being almost 40 years younger than Rajinikanth.
In his latest untitled film, directed by the two-film-old Pa Ranjith, Rajinikanth will be seen romancing with yet another young (29 years) and sexy Bollywood actress, Radhika Apte, who is making waves in Bollywood with films like BADLAPUR and grabbing national and international attention for her captivating performance in her recent short film AHALYA.
In addition her next upcoming film with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, MANJHI: THE MOUNTAIN MAN is also winning rave reviews.