They say that there are seven people in the world, who look exactly like you. Doppelgangers, if you will. But when it comes to famous people, the Doppelganger effect is even more startling and exciting.
Invariably, comparisons between Bollywood celebrities and their Hollywood counterparts end up being made to compare their acting chops. Like they say Aamir Khan is the Tom Hanks of Indian cinema, and Amitabh Bachchan is the Morgan Freeman, or Shah Rukh Khan is the Brad Pitt of Bollywood.
But we bring to you literal comparisons: of actors and actresses who physically resemble the Hollywood stars. In many cases, the resemblance is uncanny, and the pair could quite easily be passed off for siblings.
Hrithik Roshan and Bradley Cooper: These two handsome hunks are so alike, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two. The same light eyes, the same wavy brown hair, the same chiseled features. Of course, both are drop dead good looking, and this only adds to their similarities. Bradley and Hrithik are also both top of their game in their respective industries, and their choice of roles is also more than a little common. What we want to see in the future, however, is a big budget collaboration starring these two handsome superstars, preferably playing twins or brothers. Bollywood and Hollywood filmmakers, are you listening?
Deepika Padukone and Irina Shayk: Russian supermodel Irina Shayk finds a Doppelgänger in none other than our very own leggy beauty, Deepika Padukone. Deepika too began her career as a model, and has more than that in common with the gorgeous Irina. Both are extremely beautiful, tall and have these adorable dimples to die for. Both wear their hair long and straight most of the time, and both have similar smiles that would make men stop in their tracks. They’re even built the same, and that’s why they are the numero deux celebrity lookalikes on our list!
Aamir Khan and Tom Hanks: Not only do the two superstars act like each other, take up unique and different roles, but they even look very alike! Aamir Khan is a dead ringer for Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks, famous for his blockbusters like Forrest Gump, Castaway, The Terminal and many others. Aamir’s height, impish smile, crinkled eyes and acting style are much like Tom Hanks’. Another desire of ours is to see the two heavyweights come together for a film, or at least on the same platform, so we can feast our eyes on their similarities.
Preity Zinta and Monica Bellucci: Preity Zinta shares her exotic good looks with Italian actress and style icon Monica Bellucci. The pair has the same crop of dark hair, fair skin, bright eyes and dimpled smile in common. Monica is slightly more voluptuous than the petite Preity, but it is no consideration in the overall scheme of how similar the two are. Bellucci, at 49, could still give any actress a run for her money in the looks department, and so could our very own bubbly and vivacious Preity.
Emraan Hashmi and Colin Farrell: Bad boys in their own right, Colin Farrell and Emraan Hashmi have a lot in common. The same French beard, the same crop of hair (both cut short and uber long), the same beady dark eyes.. the resemblance is more than accidental. Just like Colin, Emraan too is known for his bold, risque roles. Not for nothing, then, is he known as India’s Colin Farrell. India’s most kissable actor and Hollywood’s most kissable star= one and the same!
Ryan Gosling and Ranbir Kapoor: Not many will agree, but there is a certain likeness between Bollywood’s resident heartthrob Ranbir and Hollywood’s poster boy Ryan. Clean shaven, they both wear their hair the same, and their fair skin and well-etched features could easily cause confusion. It helps that both are the beloved superstars of millions of lady fans, all over the world.
Will we ever see these two share screen space, and make our hearts beat doubly fast? Only time will tell.