Bollywood couples who shut down the trolls pointing against their age gap
The troll culture is currently prevailing in the virtual world and it seems to be blooming with each passing day. And there’s no denying the fact that it is the Bollywood celebrities who are bearing the brunt of all the preconceived judgments and criticism for the smallest things they do. While the society has laid down a huge list of Dos and Don’ts to get social acceptance, age gap between celebrity couples has been one of the most talked about topics among the netizens. But there have been times when celebs shot down the trolls in the most brutal way possible.
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora
In a recent interview with Masala.com, Arjun spoke about being trolled because of the age difference of 12 years between them. He said that the media goes through the comments from people on social media and that Malaika and him don’t even look at 90% of the comments. He added that trolling cannot be given so much importance, because ‘it’s all fake’. He went on to say that the people who troll would be ‘dying to take a selfie’ with him when they meet him so one cannot believe that narrative of them trolling.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka addressed the backlash after she got married to Nick in 2018 and how people had started calling it a publicity stunt. “Since we got married, people questioned out marriage. ‘Ah it’s a publicity stunt. How could it be? I didn’t even know how famous Nick was. All I knew that he was Kevin Jonas’ baby brother,” she said and added, “Unless of course, Chris Hemsworth suddenly became single.”
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar
Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar too had broken her silence on their age gap when an Instagram user asked her about how did she tackled this Indian stereotype of “I don’t marry an older man?” Ankita replied, “Anything that’s not common in a society, people usually like to talk about it. It’s not just limited to India. We as a species have the tendency to get weird about the unknown, the unexpected, AKA fear. A survival skill. Sometimes, we are not conscious enough to distinguish between the utility and waste of that skill. I have always done what makes me happy.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan
In the past, Kareena Kapoor Khan had once said that the age gap between her and Saif Ali Khan made zero difference to her. “For me, he was just Saif. He helped me heal & love myself. Maybe it was the fact that we’re so different–he’s more private & not ‘Bollywoodised’, but I imbibed that from him. I learnt to balance things & not let them get to me,” she had said.