'I prefer a man in 40s'
Big B's fan and other women tell why old men fascinate them.india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 14:42 IST
She has fallen for an older man and wants the world to know it. Debutante Jiah Khan has made her fondness for Big B public!
But her crush is not an unusual phenomenon of younger women getting attracted to men who are literally double their age! Today, girls are hunting for someone more intelligent, experienced and talented than they themselves are.
We asked some PYTs from the film industry whether they are game for an older Mr Right. Check out what they had to say:
"If I have to go for someone, I will prefer an older man than one of my age or younger to me. I am very practical about it. Grown-up men with mature thinking always fascinate women. I would love to have a man who will be more intelligent, responsible and stable than I am. These qualities are uncommon among young guys. Because the more you grow up, the more you learn. So I am very clear about my preferences for Mr Right," says Koena Mitra.
Even Jiah Khan's love for old men is not new. "Before Amitabh I had a crush on my teacher which stayed on for sometime. I think maturity charms me more than anything else," says she.Cases of women falling for older men have been seen in the past too. Hollywood examples of Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta Jones-Michael Douglas fit the bill perfectly.
Another bombshell Amrita Arora while talking about her boyfriend Usman Afzal says, "Usmaan may not be very elder to me but he is as mature as someone in 40s and 50s and that's the first quality of his I noticed and fell for him. That's because I prefer men in 40s and 50s. Those who are childish in their behaviour put me off. Most of the youngsters are such kids."
Kim Sharma believes, "When a man grows out of his childhood, he becomes very respectful and responsible towards women. And this is what I like to see in my man."