Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known worldwide for big-budget films with extravagant sets that look straight out of a dream and a star cast that we can't get out of our dreams...until now! The Padmaavat director recently put all speculations to rest by confirming that Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan are going to be the lead pair in his next film titled Inshallah. The tweet read:
Finally all speculations and wait end as 2019 brings together #SLB, @BeingSalmanKhan and @aliaa08 in his next film, #Inshallah.
Wishing that this entire journey be filled with a lot of love and Inshallah, the team is blessed with hope and faith♥️@SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982
— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) March 19, 2019
At this point, I would like to put this out there:
— Sky! (@being_Akash_) March 19, 2019
We couldn't agree more with this Twitter user.
Salman Khan started his career in Bollywood in 1988 (when he was 23 years old) which is way before Alia Bhatt was even born (1993). And to think that the two of them are going to be romancing in a film sounds unsettling. Salman, as of today, is 53 years old whereas Alia just turned 26 on March 15. Salman is more than twice as old as Alia with an age gap of 27 years.
Image: Deccan Chronicle
Alia tweeted yesterday announcing the same:
Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can't wait to join them on this beautiful journey called “Inshallah” ❤#Inshallah #SLB @BeingSalmanKhan @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 19, 2019
Salman, on the other hand, who will be working with the filmmaker after 20 years since Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) tweeted:
It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.#Inshallah #SLB @aliaa08 @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 19, 2019
In HDDCS, Salman was seen with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. At the time, they were at the peak of their romantic relationship giving us all kinds of couple goals. LOL!
But Salman and Alia's pairing isn't the first time Bollywood has compelled us to say, 'What's wrong with you?'. Here are some, 31 to name a few, popular Hindi films that made me question Bollywood's logic behind casting:
And did you notice one thing? In all these movies, the male actor is older than the female actor. It is barely ever the other way round because God forbid! The case that comes to mind is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor (age gap: 9 years) in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, as the movie's plot required it so.
No wonder social media is losing it over Salman and Alia's Inshallah. We're wondering what Bhansali sahab was thinking while deciding the film's cast?
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