Seven Bollywood Heroines Taller Than Their Heroes

Many actresses like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif are taller than a lot of the male stars.

There was a time in Bollywood when heroines weren’t supposed to be taller than their heroes. In fact, if an actress, no matter how good looking she was, or how good her acting was, was way too tall, she had a lot of trouble finding work in Bollywood.

However, in the present times, things have changed to a large extent and they have changed for better. Now-a-days, most of the top actresses like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif are taller than a lot of the male stars and have absolutely no difficulty sharing the screen space with them. Bollywood as a whole has become a lot more accommodating when it comes to the way the heroines are perceived. Let us take a look at some of the heroines who have worked in movies where the heroes were shorter than them.

1. Deepika Padukone stands tall with a height of 1.74 m. She has worked with Shahrukh Khan in two films, Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year, who is a tad bit shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m. She has also worked with Saif Ali Khan in movies like Cocktail, Love Aaj Kal and Saif is quite shorter than her with a height 1.7 m.

2. Anushka Sharma, just like Deepika was a model before she entered Bollywood. She is really tall with a height of 1.75 m and has worked with a much shorter Salman Khan (1.7 m) in Sultan last year. She has also done movies with SRK like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, who is also a little shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m.

3. Katrina Kaif is one of the most gorgeous actresses of Bollywood and is really tall with a height of 1.73 m. She has worked with all the three Khans, Aamir Khan (1.65 m), Salman Khan (1.7) and Shahrukh Khan (1.73 m), two of whom are shorter than her except SRK who has the same height as her. She has also worked with Saif Ali Khan in Phantom, who is also shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

4. Sonam Kapoor is another leading lady of Bollywood who is extremely tall with a height of 1.75 m. She has worked with Salman Khan in Saawariya and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and he is quite shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

5. Sushmita Sen was the one of the few leading ladies in the 90s who was really tall with a height of 1.75 m. She has worked with both SRK and Salman in movies like Main Hoon Na. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kia and Biwi No. 1. While SRK is 1.73 m, Salman is even shorter with a height of 1.7 m.

6. Tabu was another Bollywood heroine in the 90s who was very tall with a height of 1.74 m. She was more of an art house actress but in one of the commercial movies she did in the 90s. Saajan Chale Sasural, she was taller than her leading hero, Govinda who had a height of 1.73 m.

7. Shilpa Shetty was another tall actress from the 90s with an height of 1. 74 m, who worked with Shahrukh Khan in Baazigar. He was a little shorter than her with a height of 1.73 m. She also worked with Salman Khan in films like Auzaar and he was a lot shorter than her with a height of 1.7 m.

Finding Humor in Pet Peeves

Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when people use the wrong form on your or you’re, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. Here is you chance to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here’s what I want you to think about. Think about how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to find a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I’m going to find the fun in the situation and turn it into a good thing.

I work at a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people every day, so I see lots of different habits people possess. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly in line about how long things take (when there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can take care of that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.

Even though I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my customers, I know that I will always come in contact with people who are angry for whatever reason, and I must try to turn the situations around. For example, today I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we come across counterfeit bills at the bank and how funny it must have been for someone to try to barter with a counterfeit chicken (clearly this is absurd).

But who knows!

Maybe that stupid silly story was exactly what a grumpy customer needed to hear to start their day in the right direction.

My challenge to you. Think of a story about a person or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and find the fun in the situation. Laugh at it, because that’s what we really need to do. We need to laugh. Especially at such silly things as pet peeves.

The Flintstone Look

I have begun to have trouble seeing my shoes when I stand and look down at my feet. I can’t see my belt buckle either. When men age, the gut drops. So far, I have not discovered an exercise that will reverse what has happened to me. My body has begun to look like the body of cartoon character Fred Flintstone.

Animation studio Hanna-Barbera created the Flintstone cartoon series, which many folks found to be funny because they seemed to have modern appliances that were powered by feet, small animals, dinosaurs, wind, or most anything except fossil fuels or electricity. Each episode centered on Fred Flintstone, a big-hearted, big mouth bumbler, who never gets a break. You may have heard the saying, “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.” Rarely did Fred get lucky, and if he did, he squandered his fortune, or he would be “the sucker that no one gives an even break.” Yet, everyone loved Fred because he was true to his family and friends. Sad-eyed Fred admitted that he was wrong or stupid. Everyone who watched that show forgave Fred, because he deserved it.

Fred’s body was shaped like a block of wood with rounded corners. We never saw his body, but we did see how his animal skin hung on that body. I doubt that Fred could stand up and still see his shoes either. Oh, yeah, right – Fred did not wear shoes (or a belt). His short friend, Barney Rubble, also sported the block of wood look. Indeed, I think every caveman in that show looked that way. Yet, their women looked great! Fred and Barney’s wives had the hourglass curves, and their animal skin clothes must have come from Bloomin Rocks (Bloomingdales) department store.

Perhaps, all modern men are fated to look like Flintstone. I must be, and like Fred, I make mistakes. Still, my family loves me too. I think I will watch Fred Flintstone reruns, to see what I will do next.