Actor Avneet Kaur started her career at the age of eight with the reality show, Dance India Dance Li’l Masters, in 2010. After starring in television shows such as Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga and Chandra Nandini, and doing cameo appearances in movies, Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017) and Mardaani 2 (2019), she is now gearing up for Tiku Weds Sheru, her first film as a protagonist.
The film, directed by actor Kangana Ranaut, has been making noise for a 27-year age gap between its lead actors, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kaur. The 20-year-old acknowledges the conversations that have been happening about male actors romancing female actors half their age.
She tells us, “I don’t see the age-gap between a male and a female actor as a problem. It has happened in the past but the performances of the actors have been appreciated. In fact, a lot of such pairings have received positive feedback. Kangana ma’am has already said this was the requirement of the film and I agree with her.”
Even before kick-starting her career as a movie star, Kaur has become quite a rage on social media and has a follower base of 29.5 million. But she feels that unlike the popular perception, an actor’s follower count is not enough for them to bag a project.