As bizarre as it may sound, Manushi Chhillar was only six-years-old (as per her Wikipedia page) when Priyanka Chopra signed Akshay Kumar's Andaaz. PeeCee was then Miss World, a title that Manushi brought home 17 years later. Priyanka was so proud of her successor that she lavished praises on her. And why shouldn't she? It took so many years for India to bring home the crown and the long wait was quite tedious. However, that's not the point. The point is that Akshay Kumar has had the unique fortune to romance both the Miss Worlds in his movies -- then and now. Manushi Chhillar Officially Comes on Board as 'Sanyogita' in Akshay Kumar's Prithviraj.
While the actor romanced PeeCee, then Miss World winner in his 2003 release, he's back to romancing another winner of the same pageant, 17 years later. It's quite common in Bollywood to see older actors romancing younger actresses on-screen and no one really bats an eyelid. But the fact that Akshay is still playing the lead in his films even 17 later, is equal parts amusing and eyebrow-raising. Who knows! The actor may still play the "hero" when Manushi's successor comes into the picture 17 years later. Akshay Kumar's Upcoming Releases: From Prithviraj in Diwali to Bachchan Panday on Christmas and Laxmmi Bomb on Eid, the Actor is Set to Rule all the Prime Festival Slots.
Akshay and Manushi Attend Prithviraj's Muhurat Pooja
Speaking about the actors romancing younger actresses, Salman Khan will also romance Saiee Manjrekar in Dabangg 3 who is just 21-years-old. Even Disha Patani, who's onboard for his next, Radhe, is 27, almost half his age. If this doesn't define sexism for you, then we don't know what will.