Our Favourite Double Roles in Hindi Cinema

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Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey

Shahid Kapoor plays chalk-and-cheese brothers Guddu and Charlie, each differentiated by personality, dressing and a speech impediment. The roles spoke to Kapoor's strength – he's convincing as both the innocent Guddu and the lawless Charlie.

Rajat Kapoor in RK/RKay

Rajat Kapoor directs and plays the lead in a film where he plays the director and lead of a film within the film. This delightfully meta film blurs the line between an artists and his art and Kapoor is its chief vehicle.

Amitabh Bachchan in Don

We can't pick whom we like Bachchan as more – the swaggering and deadly Don or the village idiot Vijay who transforms into the criminal mastermind.

Sridevi in Chaalbaaz

One of the most iconic double roles of all time, Sridevi is both the docile Anju and the ball-busting Manju in Pankaj Parashar's princess-and-the-pauper film Chaalbaaz.

Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu Returns

In a stunningly perceptive performance, Ranaut plays Datto in a way that is both familiar to the titular Tanu but also wildly different from who she is as a personality.

Gulshan Devaiah in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

Devaiah is his usual entertaining self as Mani, a one-legged karate master and his evil twin, Jimmy, a hilarious shades-donning, shade-throwing gunda.

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