Humshakals is gearing up for release this Friday and from what we know all the three lead actors are said to be playing triple roles in the movie. While playing triple roles in Bollywood is rare, the number of Bollywood movies with double roles are many. So let's check out the actors who did double roles in Bollywood.
Dev Anand first essayed double role in the movie Hum Dono where he played Major Verma and Captain Anand. The movie saw Dev Anand giving the most finest performances in his career. After Dev Saab if there is anyone who could do justice to double roles, it is Amitabh Bachchan who has set a record of doing the highest number of movies with double roles. He has done 12 films in total including Don, Satte Pe Satta, The Great Gambler and Desh Premee.
Shahrukh Khan was seen in the remake version of Amitabh Bachchan's movie Don and looks like he started to follow his footsteps so diligently that he ended up doing a lot of double roles like Duplicate, Paheli, Om Shanti Om and of course Don. His arch rival Salman Khan could not stay far behind with his stint at playing double roles in Judwaa.
Well triple roles are very rare but double roles have kind of become common in Bollywood. At least one or two movies released each year will see actors in double roles like in Kaminey, Rowdy Rathore and Aurangzeb. May be after the release of Humshakals, triple roles will become more common. Looks like the demand of actors will reduce; if one actor is essaying three roles in a movie, why would they need the rest of the cast.
Let's check out such actors who did double roles in Bollywood, while there are many we are listing only those who have been the best at doing so.
Humshakals: Actors Who Did Double Roles In Bollywood:
He has set the record for doing the highest double roles in movies, he has done 12 films where he played double roles.
He played double role in Don, Duplicate and Om Shanti Om, following the foot steps of Amitabh Bachchan I guess.
He played double roles in Judwa, this movie was one of the most famous double role movie and was a huge blockbuster hit.
Akshay wasn't seen doing such roles in the past till Rowdy Rathore happened which is a remake of Telugu movie.
Arjun took the risk and ventured into playing a double role so early in his career. The actor was seen in two roles in Aurangzeb.
Shahid had for long been criticized as just a pretty boy but after his double role performance in Vishal Baradwaj's Kaminey, people started seeing him in different light. No double role in Bollywood has ever been so different and intense.
In his debut movie itself, Hrithik played double role in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.
Aamir was seen playing two roles in Dhoom 3, one of the shy intelligent boy and the other of a outgoing mastermind.
Govinda and Amitabh were seem in two roles in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. While one pair was the working in the Police Department, the other pair were well known thieves.
Anil Kapoor was seen in two roles in Kishen Kanhaiya and the entire movie was filled with many funny confusing moments.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif played the role of a son and that's of his father's younger version in Love Aaj Kal. An Imtiaz Ali direction, the movie was just brilliant.