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Shah Rukh Khan to Kangana Ranaut to Akshay Kumar – Bollywood celebs who aced the double role game

Bollywood actors take up with different challenges to entertain the audiences, they go through extensive workshops for perfection and sometimes, Entertainment becomes a ‘double dhamaka’ as the stars try their hands at double roles in their films. Like Dev Anand in ‘Hum Dono’, Dilip Kumar in ‘Ram Aur Shyam’, Hema Malini in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Don’ we have some B-Townies taking this forward in the recent times as well.

Today we will take a look at these stars who nailed it with their performance in a double role.

Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Paheli’, ‘Don’ and many more

SRK is not only the King of romance but also the King of double roles. He has played double roles in films like ‘English Babu Desi Mem’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Paheli’, ‘Don’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Karan Arjun’ and also his last release titled ‘Fan’ where SRK plays himself. The superstar as one character and in another character, he plays an obsessive fan.

Shah Rukh Khan
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Deepika Padukone in ‘Chandni Chowk to China’

After debuting in ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite SRK where Deepika Padukone played two characters – Shanti Priya and Sandy. Deepika once again tried her hand at playing a double role in the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Chandni Chowk to China’. In the 2009 action-comedy, Deepika played Sakhi and Suzy. Deepika as Sakhi was an Indian-Chinese spokesperson, her twin sister Suzy was a fierce warrior who works for a smuggler.

Deepika Padukone
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Hrithik Roshan in ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hain’

Hrithik became an overnight sensation after his debut film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’s release in 2000. Hrithik played Rohit in the film who is an aspirational singer and a simple man living a normal life who was killed by his lovers father. Fate brings justice to Sonia his lover and Rohit when Raj (his lookalike) comes in the picture scaring Rohit’s killer and helps Sonia get justice. Hritik also played a double role in Krissh 2 where he played Krishna and also Krishna’s father Rohit.

Hrithik Roshan
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Kangana Ranaut in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The sequel of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, will always be remembered by cinema lovers. She once again had proved that producers and directors can trust her with any character. While Kangana as Tanu was an obsessive crazy wife (married to Manu played by R Madhavan), Datto is a student-athlete who resembles Tanu. The film was a laughter riot yet very emotional and will always be known as one of Kangana’s best performances.

Kangana Ranaut
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Kartik Aaryan in ‘Love Aaj Kal’

While Kartik has won hearts with his monologues in earlier films, he experimented playing two different characters in one film for the first time with Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal. Just like the 2009 Love Aaj Kal (featuring Saif in two roles), Kartik too played the double role in this 2020 version. one character of kartik was a schoolboy (set in 1990) and a charming young man (set in 2020) in the film. While in 1990, Kartik was seen romancing debutant Arushi Sharma, in the 2020 version, he was playing Sara Ali Khan’s lover.

Kartik Aaryan
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Akshay Kumar in ‘Housefull 4′

Our very own Khiladi Kumar can bring sensitive stories to the big screen with just as much ease as he can with his comic roles. The actor played two characters in ‘Housefull 4’ along with his co-stars Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde. The Farhad Samji directorial is a hilarious reincarnation drama where Akshay and his co-stars (in the present world) remember their past and from there begins the laughter riot The film also worked wonders at the box office.

Akshay Kumar
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Varun Dhawan in ‘Judwaa 2’

Varun Dhawan has been trying his hand at different genres of films. While he delivered an intense performance in ‘Badlapur’, one cannot forget to laud him for his comic timing in ‘Judwaa 2’. David Dhawan remade his original 1997 ‘Judwaa’ (starring Salman Khan) in a double role with Karisma Kapoor and Rambha, in 2017, Varun stepped into Salman’s shoes playing a double role (Raja and Prem) along with leading ladies Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film did fairly well at the box office and fans still dance to the tracks of this film

Varun Dhawan
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So, guys, these were a few of our favourite celebrities acing at their double roles. Stay tuned to this space for more updates, news and gossip.

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