Bollywood has been criticized for the massive age gap between their leading actor and actresses for quite some time now. A few days back, Akshay Kumar was criticized heavily for romancing Mrunal Thakur, who is 25 years younger than him in a Selfiee song. And, now, Salman Khan’s new song from his movie Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan titled Billi Billi has left the internet angry for the same reason.
Though Salman Khan’s fans may be loving the song, many over the internet are not! In the song, Khan can be seen wooing Pooja Hegde, who stars opposite him in the movie Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaa. And, as soon as the song was released, the wide age gap between Salman & Pooja Hegde became the topic of debate.
Salman, who is 57 is romancing Pooja, who is 25 years younger than him in Billi Billi
Some called them father and daughter, and others shared how they looked like uncle and niece! One user wrote, “The world knows that you are nearing 60 & serenading a woman half your age -that’s creepy. ” Another user wrote, “Even if we put aside the age gap, Salman is literally looking like an uncle dancing with his niece in this billi billi song.”
Here are some of the reactions:
Same old; irrespective of the fact that you may look young (fitness+makeUp+vfx whatever), the world knows that you are nearing 60 & serenading a woman half your age -that’s creepy. If Bhumika would have been the heroine, would have been apt, & nostalgia for fans of TereNaam days.— Piyush Dewan (@MeghdootDiaries) March 2, 2023
Accha baaki sab choro….salman bhai pls apne saath apni age ki heroine ko cast kiya kro yrr 😭 Pooja beti lagri hai aapki 😭— Aap naye aaye ho kya? 🧐 (@ms_creationsx) February 13, 2023
Father romancing with daughter aisa lg rha h 💀 https://t.co/asTXvKNGcF
Salman khan #budhao hai to aap kya kudhka age to dekh lo ek baar #buddha, #budhaoo ka maja leta hai to maja nahi aata hai! #Budhaoo ke bare me bol to aese rahe ho jaise aap doodh pita #bachcha hai— Md Imran (@FactAllabout) March 1, 2023
When u accidentally search Salman and Pooja Hegde age at same time and even during #KisiKaBhaiKisiKaJaan
But koi na
Seh lenge ! Bhoi ke liye 🔥 pic.twitter.com/dqijyQMIV4— $/-\ÑJ!_! (@JodPahadi) March 1, 2023
even if we put aside the age gap, salman is literally looking like an uncle dancing with his niece in this billi billi song, all thanks to baby face of pooja hegde. and this is after all the digital re-touching on bhai’s face.— ح (@hmmbly) March 2, 2023
You can watch the song below:
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But, this isn’t the first time Salman Khan has been paired with a much younger actress. In Lucky, Sneha Ullal was only 17 years old and Salman Khan was a 40-year-old man. In another movie Wanted, which was released 15 years ago, the age gap between Salman Khan and Ayesha takia was 21 years!
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