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Farhan, Bobby, Rishi: Actors who shared an uncanny resemblance with the celebrities they played

Movies | IBNLive | September 19, 2013, 11:32 am
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 Even though Nikhil Advani had said that Rishi Kapoor's character in 'D-Day' wasn't  modeled on Dawood Ibrahim, the semblance can't be ignored. His sunglasses and the moustache does make him look like Dawood.

Even though Nikhil Advani had said that Rishi Kapoor's character in 'D-Day' wasn't modeled on Dawood Ibrahim, the semblance can't be ignored. His sunglasses and the moustache does make him look like Dawood.

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 The fact that Roshan Seth bagged the role of Jawahar Lal Nehru in Gandhi is enough to validate his striking resemblance with the politico.

The fact that Roshan Seth bagged the role of Jawahar Lal Nehru in Gandhi is enough to validate his striking resemblance with the politico.

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 Thanks to Bhagat Singh's hat and raised eyebrows, the comparison between Bobby Deol in 'Shaheed' and the popular freedom fighter is so spot on! 'Shaheed' is a gripping story about the life and martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, saw Bobby Deol playing the lead.

Thanks to Bhagat Singh's hat and raised eyebrows, the comparison between Bobby Deol in 'Shaheed' and the popular freedom fighter is so spot on! 'Shaheed' is a gripping story about the life and martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, saw Bobby Deol playing the lead.

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 2010 Bollywood satire film 'Tere Bin Laden', which was a spoof on Osama Bin Laden and a comicsatire on America's war against terror and the realities of situation after the 9/11 attacks, featured Pradhuman Singh as Osama. One look at this photo is enough to explain the resemblance.

2010 Bollywood satire film 'Tere Bin Laden', which was a spoof on Osama Bin Laden and a comicsatire on America's war against terror and the realities of situation after the 9/11 attacks, featured Pradhuman Singh as Osama. One look at this photo is enough to explain the resemblance.

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 Priyanka Chopra has been doing virtually everything to mirror her subject (Mary Kom) in a forthcoming biopic on the Olympic medalist. The actress is not only wearing makeup that helps her look Mary's spitting image, but has also learnt the sport to do justice to her role. Can any other actor been considered or fit for the role of Mary Kom?

Priyanka Chopra has been doing virtually everything to mirror her subject (Mary Kom) in a forthcoming biopic on the Olympic medalist. The actress is not only wearing makeup that helps her look Mary's spitting image, but has also learnt the sport to do justice to her role. Can any other actor been considered or fit for the role of Mary Kom?

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 Before Paresh Rawal won plaudits for his comic timing and roles in films, he slipped into the shoes of Sardar Patel. From his attire to bald look, and his mannerisms, he paid close attention to all important aspects of India's greatest freedom fighter.

Before Paresh Rawal won plaudits for his comic timing and roles in films, he slipped into the shoes of Sardar Patel. From his attire to bald look, and his mannerisms, he paid close attention to all important aspects of India's greatest freedom fighter.

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 'Bandit Queen' went on to become one of the most successful Bollywood films with Seema Biswas showing an uncanny resemblance with Phoolan Devi.

'Bandit Queen' went on to become one of the most successful Bollywood films with Seema Biswas showing an uncanny resemblance with Phoolan Devi.

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 Ben Kingsley looked a lot like Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough's 1982 Oscar-winning film. Whether it was his body frame or the bald look, Ben's uncanny resemblance to Gandhi can't be denied. The film describes the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi who freed India from the British rule using peaceful means and thus giving hope and inspiration for generations to come. Gandhi took on an Empire with nothing but truth, non-violence and indomitable will as weapons and won. 'Gandhi' won eight Oscars and 26 other film awards, including BAFTA, Grammy, Golden Globe and Golden Guild awards.

Ben Kingsley looked a lot like Mahatma Gandhi in Richard Attenborough's 1982 Oscar-winning film. Whether it was his body frame or the bald look, Ben's uncanny resemblance to Gandhi can't be denied. The film describes the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi who freed India from the British rule using peaceful means and thus giving hope and inspiration for generations to come. Gandhi took on an Empire with nothing but truth, non-violence and indomitable will as weapons and won. 'Gandhi' won eight Oscars and 26 other film awards, including BAFTA, Grammy, Golden Globe and Golden Guild awards.

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 Can you spot the difference? Sachin Khedekar won critical acclaim for his role in 'Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero'.

Can you spot the difference? Sachin Khedekar won critical acclaim for his role in 'Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero'.

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 While their acting prowess made them eligible for the roles they played in popular biopics, the uncanny resemblance with the celebrities helped their characters gain instant acknowledgment.<br><br>Farhan Akhtar has never had any qualms in transforming his looks for his projects. So when he was roped in for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', he was expected to go all out to recreate Milkha Singh. He nailed the athlete's look by adhering to tough workout and athletic training sessions.

While their acting prowess made them eligible for the roles they played in popular biopics, the uncanny resemblance with the celebrities helped their characters gain instant acknowledgment.

Farhan Akhtar has never had any qualms in transforming his looks for his projects. So when he was roped in for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', he was expected to go all out to recreate Milkha Singh. He nailed the athlete's look by adhering to tough workout and athletic training sessions.

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