Is the female romantic lead becoming redundant in Hindi cinema? In the recent action-drama by producer Aanand L Rai, An Action Hero, Ayushmann Khurrana went solo. No heroine for our action hero in Vikram Vedha either. Hrithik Roshan had no romantic interest, busy as he was gunning down his enemies.
Now in Ali Abbas Zafar’s comedy action Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Akshay Kumar is companion-less. The soul mate has been check mated. No leading lady, no romantic songs. While Tiger Shroff is paired with Janhvi Kapoor, Akshay, the more senior hero, has more important business to attend to.
Is this, the masculine wave, the future of Hindi cinema? Right now, it looks like a probable reality. Since the number of saleable heroines is rapidly dwindling. How many films can Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Kiara Advani, the top 3 leading ladies, do?