Actor Sara Ali Khan addressed the thorny issue of older actors being paired with younger actresses in films. Sara stars in the upcoming Atrangi Re, which also features Dhanush and Akshay Kumar. While Dhanush is 12 years older than the 26-year-old Sara, Akshay Kumar is 28 years older than her. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai.
Speaking to The Quint, Sara opened up about the issue and said, “I feel that as ultimately, films are the directors medium. You have to trust. I, as an actor, trust my director with everything, including with the casting. I believe–if we’re talking about this film in particular–then Aanand ji has thought about this cast, and has cast them accordingly. And if a filmmaker had to do the reverse, he had enough conviction and if he had actors are convinced in his conviction, then that would happen as well. As long as filmmakers envision it, and actors believe in that vision, I don’t think there is anything more to it than that.”