We all know that Bollywood and Hollywood are very separate industries but both are extremely successful in their own right. Everyone knows that Bollywood loves to make remakes of classic Hollywood movies and it seems like this has happened to our Bollywood actors! We’ve noticed a recurring trend lately where we have seen many Bollywood and Indian stars closely resemble Hollywood A-listers! Don’t quite take our word for it? Read on and we’re sure we can prove you wrong…
He’s renowned as one of the most attractive men in Bollywood at the moment and the same can be said for his Hollywood doppelganger, Bradley Cooper. The pair are similar in many ways, both are in their early 40s, are top class actors, are heartthrobs to women across the globe and both made their feature film debut in the early 2000s. There is certainly a stark resemblance between these stars; maybe it is that chiseled jawline, that wavy hair of theirs and those green/blue eyes…
Virat Kohli and Dominic Cooper
The resemblance between one of India’s greatest-ever cricketers and British actor Dominic Cooper is uncanny. Cooper is probably best-known for his role in movie Mamma Mia where he starred alongside Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. We think the similarities come from the jet-black hair and their smouldering, dark eyes. We suppose their looks are one of the only things they have in common, with Cooper being an established actor and Kohli being a successful sportsman.
Shahid Kapoor and Zach Braff
Probably not one of the most obvious lookalikes on the list but there is certainly something uncanny about this pair. Zach Braff is an American actor and director, most commonly known for playing Dr John Dorian on American TV series, Scrubs. Shahid Kapoor is also an actor, but lends his talents to movies rather than television shows. With Kapoor changing his look recently (he is a huge fan of a selfie – anyone seen his new hairstyle?) the resemblance between the two has dwindled but there is still a similarity there!
Deepika Padukone and Irina Shayk
There is a frighteningly identical look between Deepika and Russian model Irina Shayk. The talented beauties share many similar features: dark, luxurious hair, never-ending legs and of course, that smile and those dimples! Irina is best-known for being a Sports Illustrated model and also, until recently, being the girlfriend of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Deepika, on the other hand, is a well-loved Bollywood actress but has similarities with Irina as she started off her career as a model too!
Ranbir Kapoor and Ryan Gosling
There is certainly a likeness between this pair. Their clean-shaven, boyish looks are very similar and both have that cheeky smile. Again, both are extremely good actors in their respective genres and are adored by women everywhere. Gosling became hugely popular after starring alongside Rachel McAdams in romantic drama film The Notebook and from there he has established himself as a versatile actor. Same can be said for Ranbir, who has played many romantic parts with both actors winning various prestigious awards.
Esha Gupta and Angelina Jolie
Being compared to one of the world’s most beautiful and sexy women is not a bad thing. However, despite her looks being compared to Hollywood actress and director, Angelina Jolie, Esha has said that she would rather not be compared to anyone and be known for her own individuality, preferring to be compared to her mother! But despite saying this, Esha has been rumoured to play the Indian Lara Croft in an update Bollywood version of Tomb Raider. Esha can’t want to shy away from being compared to Ang that much!
Priyanka Chopra and Eve Mendes
Priyanka Chopra, one of the most fashionable and popular actresses in Bollywood at the moment, carries a very striking resemblance to Eva Mendes, an incredibly successful American actress known for her Spanish looks. There is no doubt the resemblance comes from the million-dollar smile they both share, with big lips and dark, luscious locks. Not only do they look extremely alike, they’ve had similar careers, both being great actors, models and fashionistas!
John Abraham and Antonio Banderas
Despite being over a decade younger than Banderas, John Abraham has many similar features to the Spanish actor when he was in his younger days. It is probably their dark, slicked back hair, tanned skin and suave look that makes the two look so alike. Abraham has even been mistaken by a gang of screaming women when he landed in Hollywood… not because they knew of him as a big Indian star, but because they thought he was Antonio Banderas himself!
Shammi Kapoor and Elvis Presley
We could not leave out the ‘Elvis of India’ from this list! Sammi Kapoor shared a scary amount of similarities to Hollywood rock star from the 50’s, Elvis Presley. Many said that Shammi’s dance moves, hairstyle and body language resembled the King of Rock and Roll. Others may not think that Shammi should earn such a prestigious title, but he certainly made a unique name for himself in the Bollywood industry during the late 50s, being the only dancing hero in Hindi movies, resulting in him being titled the ‘Elvis of India’.
Jeetendra Kapoor and Charlie Sheen
Despite there being quite a large age gap between these 2 actors, there’s no doubt that Jeetendra and Charlie Sheen look alike! Charlie Sheen is a American actor, known for starring in TV series Two and a Half Men and for his wild party lifestyle consisting of alcohol, drugs and gambling. Despite Jeetendra not making headlines like Sheen has, he is reportedly a keen gambler, but is sensible about it!
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