Upcoming double roles Bollywood movie for 2014-2015

Bollywood characters are often larger than life and they never fail to capture our imagination and fascinate us. Sometimes film makers try to double that impact by putting stars in double roles. In the past decades, starting from the 1960’s, top actors of Bollywood have taken up dual roles and several of those films have went on to become classics. Some of the best examples throughout the decades are- ‘Hum Dono’ starring Dev Anand, the classic ‘Ram aur Shyam’  featuring legendary Dillip Kumar, ‘Don’ by Amitabh Bachchan, later remade by SRK and many more. Although Bollywood films have gone through notable change in recent years, the cinematic device of double roles are still strongly in practice. Although, sometimes things also go horribly wrong like the film,  ‘Humshakals’. However, Bollywood stars still do not shy away from taking ‘double’ responsibility on screen.   Here are some of the upcoming double role films to look out for:

  • Salman  Khan- when the ‘Dabangg’ star teamed up with Sooraj Barjatya after almost two decades for the film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ it was a big enough news. Now latest reports suggest that Salman will be playing a double role. The report further claims that one of the roles will be that of a king and the other of a regular person. While there is official confirmation yet, it sure sounds interesting. Sonam Kapoor is playing the female lead in the film.
  • Shahrukh Khan- whether open or discreet, there two superstars are always trying to outdo each other. SRK has done several double roles in the past like in ‘Duplicate’ and ‘Don’. Now he is all set to play a double role again. In the upcoming film ‘Fan’, he will be a playing film star modeled after him and also a crazy fan of the star.
  • Abhishek Bachchan- in surprise development, it has been reported that Abhishek Bachchan will be playing a double role in the upcoming diwali release ‘Happy New Year’. One role is of an alcohol and  the is of a tapori (rowdy). This is the first time Junior B will be seen in a double role. Reportedly SRK helped him a lot for his role.
  • Shahid Kapoor- he delivered a great performance in a double role in the Vishal Bharadwaj film ‘Kaminey’. Now the director will making a sequel with Shahid reprising the roles from the first film. In a recent statement to the media, Shahid said, “Kaminey 2 is genuine pulp fiction and the icing on the cake is that Vishal sir has come up with an amazing re-interpretation of ‘Dhan Te Nan’. It’s a romantic version of the earlier chartbuster.”
  • Kangana Ranaut- known for her prowess of playing difficult characters on screen, ‘Queen’ star Kangana Ranaut will be attempting a double role for the first time in her career with the sequel of her hit film ‘Tanu weds Manu’ which is set few years after the events of the first film.
  • Anushka Sharma- the talented actress is apparently playing a double role in Anurag Kashyap’s period thriller ‘Bombay Velvet’. While Ranbir Kapoor is playing the lead, Anushka will be seen in a double role. One of the films is that of a bar singer and the other is yet to be revealed. The film is coming out in 2015.

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