Alia Bhatt: The Internet is proving to be a treasure trove of judwaas. And the latest in the list is Alia Bhatt. A video of the actor's lookalike, who is dressed in her Gully Boy character, has gone viral. The doppelganger is said to be from Uttarakhand and is seen mouthing the Mar Jayega Tu dialogue from the film's trailer. The lookalike's bio on Instagram reads: "Pataka kudi from Uttarakhand. Pahadi girl (sic)." The youngster's uncanny resemblance with Alia's character has taken the Internet by storm.
Anushka Sharma: Recently, a photograph of Anushka Sharma's lookalike - American singer Julia Michaels went viral online for their uncanny resemblance. Julia even took to Twitter and shared a collage of their photographs and captioned it: "Hi Anushka Sharma, apparently we are twins." Anushka acknowledged the message and wrote: "OMG Yes! I have been looking for you and the remaining five of our doppelgangers all my life."
Salman Khan: In January 2019, fan groups started sharing a video of Salman Khan's doppelganger in Karachi. The lookalike, whose identity is still not known, created a lot of buzz. The video is said to be recorded in Bolton Market in Karachi, which is known for its wholesale rates. Sallu's double was seen fiddling with a bike. Fans shared the video hoping that the Dabangg star reacts after seeing his judwaa across the border. Some even started wondering what Sallu wanted to buy at wholesale rates at the market.
Tiger Shroff: In July 2018, David Saharia, a model and fitness enthusiast from Mangaldoi, Assam, took the internet by storm with his pictures that had an uncanny resemblance to the Tiger Shroff.
Emraan Hashmi: In September 2018, Emraan took to his Instagram account to share the photo of his lookalike on his social media account, and netizens were stunned to see the similarities. He uploaded a collage of his doppelganger and anyone would confuse him to be the star. Emraan captioned the photo as, "Who's this cheater !! trying to copy me look ! [sic]." His caption supporting the photo was, "Nakal mein Hi Akal Hai" [sic]. That's a quote from his recent release Why Cheat India.
Karan Johar: In August 2018, Karan Johar, who is usually never short of words, went speechless after seeing the picture of his lookalike on Twitter. A user named Usman Khan, tagged the filmmaker and wrote, "People say I do look like Karan Johar, is it?" As soon as the photo was brought to everyone's notice, Karan Johar's fans couldn't get enough of it and started commenting about their excitement. Comments such as: "Karan, you have a twin bro!", while another user wrote, "I really thought it's your old picture. Is he your lost brother?" A fan also wrote, "Yes! Karan Johar's doppelganger [sic]."
Priyanka Chopra: Navpreet Banga, a Vancouver-based fitness blogger, took the internet by storm with her striking resemblance to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, in February 2018. Navpreet was reportedly approached to be part of Bigg Boss 11 but apparently turned it down. She runs a YouTube channel on fitness titled BrownGirlLifts. This picture of Navpreet can be easily mistaken as Priyanka Chopra's pictures. Don't you agree?
Saif Ali Khan: This doppelganger of Saif Ali Khan is one of the most popular lookalikes of Bollywood celebrities. The picture of this gas station attendant, whose name is still not known, went viral in 2013 but is still being shared on social media. Such is the doppelganger's popularity. During Saif's movie Humshakals' promotions, he joked about the virality of his doppelganger and said it was him changing his tires on that day. Saif said, "There is this rumour that there is a guy at a petrol pump, but that was me. That is me changing my tires in Bombay."
Ranbir Kapoor: In 2014, Junaid Shah, from Srinagar, Kashmir, hit headlines as Ranbir Kapoor's lookalike. Junaid had told mid-day, "When Ranbir began shooting for his debut film Saawariya, my best friend Sana told me, 'Ek naya banda aaya hai and you look like him.' I was 17 then. Until 2010 only my friends noticed the resemblance, but after that, a lot of people started mistaking me for the star. I get a lot of female attention. I remember, at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, a group of girls hugged me and asked me for pictures. They said they will show off the pictures to their pals. Once at Boulevard Dal Gate, a group of girls stared at me. When I got into my car, they started running behind me and asked me whether I was Ranbir Kapoor."
Parineeti Chopra: Her lookalike, Harneet Singh, is from Delhi, who belongs to a Fashion Designing background. Harneet shared her experience with mid-day, in 2014, when people noticed her striking resemblance to Pari. She said, "Ever since Parineeti entered the scene, people have pointed out the resemblance between us. But recently, after I got a pixie haircut like the actress in Hasee Toh Phasee, the resemblance became more obvious. Thankfully, I have not had any crazy moments till now, but a lot of people come and tell me that I look like Parineeti Chopra. When people compliment me I thank them but that's about it. I am not a Bollywood fan at all. I am not proud of the fact that I resemble the actress."
Arjun Kapoor: Arjun Kapoor's lookalike Hitesh Gwalani is from Hyderabad. Fans noticed Hitesh in 2014. Sharing his experience to mid-day, he was quoted saying, "One of my uncles was the first one to tell me that I resemble Arjun Kapoor. I was also overweight like he used to be. Arjun used to weigh 137 kg at one time and so did I. One of my teachers put up my picture and a snapshot of Arjun on Facebook. People were confused between the two of us. While working out at a gym, a group of guys approached me and asked me whether I was Arjun Kapoor."
At first glance, they look like twins. But observe closely and you realise they are the doppelgangers of Bollywood actors. From Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan to Salman Khan, here's a look at popular lookalikes of stars.
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