Bollywood’s love for double roles resurfaces!


By Hindustan Times

What is common between films such as Hum Dono, Ram Aur Shyam , Seeta aur Geeta, Satte Pe Satta, Chaalbaaz, Bol Radha Bol and Judwaa? The actors play a double role! It seems Bollywood’s double role formula is going to return with a bang, especially after the recent success of Rowdy
Rathore, which saw actor Akshay Kumar playing twin roles. A look at the upcoming films shows that filmmakers are exploring the genre either with original scripts or by remaking classics. We take a look at some of the actors who will be seen in double avatars in their upcoming films.

Saif Ali Khan
Actor Saif Ali Khan, 41, will be seen portraying a double role in Sajid Khan’s sequel to David Dhawan’s 1997 hit film, Judwa, which starred Salman Khan. Confirming the reports, Sajid was quoted as saying, “I’ll start Judwaa 2 with Saif after wrapping up my next film starring Ajay Devgn, which is the remake of Himmatwala.”

Arjun Rampal
Actor Arjun Rampal is set to play the first double role of his career in Sanjay Gadhvi’s Ajab Gazab Love, which stars actor Jackky Bhagnani in the lead. Arjun, 39, is all pepped up and says, “I’m very excited about my cameo in Ajab Ghazab Love. Jackky is a good friend and I’m doing this for him. I’m playing a double role of Karan and Arjun. It’s going to be an entertaining watch.”

Katrina Kaif
If the buzz is to be believed, actor Katrina Kaif, who is starring in Ek Tha Tiger opposite Salman Khan, will also slip into the shoes of veteran actor Hema Malini and play the role of twin sisters in the remake of 1972 hit Seeta Aur Geeta.

Arjun Kapoor
Though he is just a film old, actor Arjun Kapoor will be seen playing a double role in his second film, Aurangzeb, which is being produced by Yash Raj Films. The 27-year-old reportedly said, “I’m very excited and I think it would be a challenge for me to prove that I am capable of handling two different kind of performances in a film.”

Kangna Ranaut
After the huge success of her film Tanu Weds Manu (TWM), which released in 2011, actor Kangna Ranaut will be seen playing a double role in the film’s sequel. The 25-year-old is apparently very excited about the project and was quoted as saying, “I’m really excited. Though I can’t talk about the story, but it’s true that I am playing a double role in the TWM sequel. I can assure you that it is going to be a bigger and better film!”