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Shahid and Mira tie the knot and join Bollywood Couples with huge age gaps
Shahid kapoor got married to Mira Rajput today in a morning ceremony, at a close friend's home in Gurgaon, although it was reported earlier that the wedding would take place at the Oberoi in Gurgaon. The ceremony was attended by 30-40 guests, while Shahid 34 and Mira 21 took their vows to make their relationship official. Now they are officially Mr. & Mrs. Kapoor.

However there would be a reception in the evening at the Oberio in Gurgaon, which shall be attended by 500 guests.

Interestingly, Shahid is carrying forward the same old tradition. There is an age gap of more than ten years between the couple. There are many couples in Bollywood who got married inspite of  a huge age difference.

Lets' find out who actually instigated it in Bollywood, as according to the Indian society and culture only an age gap of 4-5 years is generally acceptable. Veteran actor Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu were trend setters in this regard as they had an age gap of about about twenty years. Saira was 22 years old when she ended up marrying Dilip Kumar. Dilip who was earlier in love with Kamini Kaushal and Madhubala accepted the young lady as his lover-cum-wife and till now they are very much together. Apparently, during those times people usually refused to entertain or accept such moves, but still the couple chose to ignore such social compulsions.

Later, this trend was carried on by Dharmendra and the Dream girl, Hema Malini. Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur when he met Hema Malini. They met and parted ways initially, only to reappear before everyone as a married couple. In spite of a 13 years age gap between the two, they have decided to be with each other forever. Certainly, Dharmendra was so in love with the lady that he even converted his religion from Hindu to Muslim (as polygamy is accepted in the religion). He tied the knot with Hema by christening his name to Dilavar Khan.

In 2008, this trend reemerged with the marriage of Sanjay Dutt and Manyata. In spite of a lot of objections from Sanjay Dutt's family and an age difference of 19 years, they got married. In 2012, Kareena Kapoor who was earlier dating Shahid Kapoor married her long time boyfriend Saif Ali Khan. Earlier, the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif was married to actress Amrita Singh, who was 12 years elder to him. But after so many years of their marriage, he found his true love in Kareena. Kareena is 11 years younger to Saif.

Interestingly, many other couples like Sridevi- Boney Kapoor, Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao and Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D'Souza also populate this list. These couples share about 9 years of age difference.

"Love comes in every size, shape and age" and possibly, these couples who ignored age difference, used this line in their realms.


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