Aishwarya romancing Ranbir shows Bollywood has grown up


Karan Johar's Ae Dil hai Mushkil has a visibly-older Aishwarya Rai Bachchan romancing a much younger Ranbir Kapoor. Has Bollywood finally decided to grow up?

Bollywood is called a 'film industry' for a reason. It is a business at the end of the day; an industry busy minting money, and the men and women involved with it are mere commodities. However, it is also an industry which is unfair to its female actors. The female 'commodity' is given a shorter shelf life than the males. They are only required in the film to play the hero's object of affection. And that is possible only when you continue to look like a 21-year-old all your life. Think of a 44-year-old Aamir Khan playing a 18-year-old college-goer in 3 Idiots. Or a 46-year-old Shah Rukh Khan being passed off as a 25-year-old street musician in Jab Tak Hai Jaan.