B-Town actors playing multiple roles on-screen

As of now, Hollywood seems to be tripping with sequels and biopics. In a similar vein, Bollywood has a tendency to go for remakes. But when it comes to scripts with double roles, Hindi films are way ahead of their Western counterparts at least in numbers.

After all, it’s one of those themes our desi film-writers never seem to give up on. From Dilip Saab’s Ram Aur Shyam to the turn of millennium with Hrithik Roshan’s Rohit and Raj, double whammy has never gone out of fashion. Here’s taking a peek at some of the forthcoming films that has actors with twice the workload..

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan

The spirited actor, who recently underwent a brain surgery, is essaying triple roles in his forthcoming Krrish 3. The actor who made his Bollywood debut with a double role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai will be portraying Rohit (Krrish’s father), Krishna (alter ego of Krrish) and Krrish (the superhero). The film’s shooting began in December 2011 and is slated to release in November 2013.

Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

Junior B came close to essaying a dual role in Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan and the film went on to be a hit at the box-office. The tall actor will be next seen portraying two separate characters in Farah Khan’s upcoming Happy New Year. The shooting for the project will commence in the first week of September and release by March of 2014.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Salman Khan is said to have agreed to do a double role in Sooraj Barjatya’s next. David Dhawan’s Judwaa (1997) was the last film in which the Dabangg star played two characters simultaneously. Apparently, Sallu has already scheduled 160 days for the film and it’s scheduled to go on the floors in 2014 and will be released during Diwali of 2015.

Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn

Deewane (2000) was the last film that showcased Ajay in dual role. For choreographer-turned-director Prabhudheva’s next, the actor is rumoured to be playing two avatars. The film is apparently a big-budget caper and currently in the writing stage. According to some insiders, the Son of Sardaar star is expected to play the antagonist as well as the protagonist in the flick.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

Kat is said to have been approached to play the twin protagonists in the remake of the ’70s hit Seeta Aur Geeta. The actress is apparently very fond of the original movie starring Hema Malini. While Rohan Sippy - son of Ramesh Sippy who directed the original film - has dismissed rumours by stating that his father is not helming the project, industry insiders think it’s just a matter of time before the project gets going.

One and only

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is yet to don a double role on the big screen. In any case, Mr Perfectionist takes at least a year to play one character. Wonder how much he’ll require to play two!

Saif Ali Khan/ Riteish Deshmukh/ Ram Kapoor
Forget twin treats, all the three actors will be taking on triple roles in a forthcoming comedy entertainer titled Humshakals. The project is set to hit the floors in September and is expected to reach cinema halls in the monsoon of 2014.

Twice the act
Some actors who were recently seen in double avatars...

Arjun Kapoor
After his debut in Ishaqzaade (2012), Arjun Kapoor’s very next film showed him playing two opposite characters in Aurangzeb (2013).

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is no stranger to double roles with films like Aflatoon and Khiladi 420 under his belt. His last venture with twin treats was Rowdy Rathore (2012). 

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