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The Andaz Apna Apna cast: THEN and NOW!

Last updated on: April 09, 2014 14:13 IST

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Our favourite cult comedy turns 20 this year. Here's how the actors, who immortalised each and every frame of the film, have changed in the years gone by.

Most of us have fond memories of when we first chanced upon Raj Kumar Santoshi's 1994 film Andaz Apna Apna.

While Andaz Apna Apna made an exit that was as unceremonious as its opening at the box office, it garnered a lot of acclaim over the years since its release.

But that story is part of urban folklore now.

So what has changed in the 20 years gone by?

Take a look at the key characters from the films, then and now, and prepared to have your mind blown.

Salman Khan as Prem

Given his formidable stature in the film industry, it strikes us as exceedingly amusing that Salman played the bumbling idiot in the film.

His Prem is lean, limber and guileless. Sounds like an entirely different person, no?

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Image: Salman Khan in Andaz Apna Apna


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And this is Salman circa 2014.

He has one of the beefiest bodies in Bollywood and has probably buried his experimental streak in the deep recesses of his early acting career.


Image: Salman Khan in Jai Ho

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Aamir Khan as Amar

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Aamir Khan, then 29, played Amar, the streetsmart son of a barber shop own who sets out to marry a rich man's daughter.

Difficult to say between then and now when exactly that ominous scowl happened.


Image: Aamir Khan in Andaz Apna Apna

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Aamir Khan

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Now 49, the actor strikes as very different from his younger self as he adjusts his manipulator hat in Dhoom 3.


Image: Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3

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Karisma Kapoor as Raveena

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Karisma's overly sweet character and those bushy eyebrows represented the entire '90s for most of us.

As Karisma (SPOILER ALERT) who is eventually outed as Raveena in the film, the 19-year-old actress really showed off her comic timing. 


Image: Karisma Kapoor in Andaz Apna Apna


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Karisma Kapoor

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The actress, who made her acting comeback with Dangerous Ishq in 2012, is at her fashionable best these days.

Her immaculate dressing sense has won her many admirers.


Image: Karisma Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week
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Raveena Tandon as Karisma

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Raveena's terrific comic timing rivals her costar Karisma's and is a treat to watch.

Raveena was also 19 at the time.


Image: Raveena Tandon in Andaz Apna Apna
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Raveena Tandon

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While her turn in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet promises to be fabulous, we see few things have changed about his spunky actress in the 20 years that have passed.

Look forward to seeing more onscreen vivacity from this stunner.


Image: Raveena Tandon
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Shakti Kapoor as Crime Master Gogo

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Shakti Kapoor's goofball villain is stuff comic dreams are made of.

His dialogues enjoy a special place in all of filmi trivia. 


Image: Shakti Kapoor in Andaz Apna Apna
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Shakti Kapoor

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Acting has clearly taken a backseat for this prolific yesteryear baddie who we rarely see in films these days.


Image: Shakti Kapoor
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Paresh Rawal as Teja/ Ram Gopal Bajaj

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Arguably the most quoted dialogue from the film came from the inimitable comic actor Paresh Rawal.

'Teja main hun, mark idhar hai,' he spoke as the scheming and spiteful younger brother.

His turn as the rich Ram Gopal Bajaj, the older brother, was hilarious too.


Image: Paresh Rawal in Andaz Apna Apna
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Paresh Rawal

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Little has changed for this supremely talented actor.

He delivered a massive surprise hit with OMG Oh My God last year, and is contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2014. Will you vote for him?


Image: Paresh Rawal in OMG! Oh My God


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Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance

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Juhi Chawla's overly feminine voice strikes as annoying even by this hammy film's standards.

Guess it was just the nineties effect.


Image: Juhi Chawla in Andaz Apna Apna

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Juhi Chawla

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Now 46, the actress has turned into an elegant veteran actress with a very candid side to her that we routinely witness in interviews.

And she's also gone bad!


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Shehzaad Khan as Vinod Bhalla

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Yesteryear baddie Ajit's son does a wonderful job of emulating his father's onscreen persona in this madcap affair.

His Vinod Bhalla is a calculative criminal in the most hilarious way imaginable.


Image: Shehzaad Khan as Vinod Bhalla


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Shehzaad Khan

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The actor was recently spotted at the Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak celebrations.


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Viju Khote as Robert

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Veteran character actor Viju Khote played the servile Robert with much finesse.

His sidekick to Bhalla is an absolute delight to watch.


Image: Viju Khote in Andaz Apna Apna
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Viju Khote

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The actor has aged considerably over the years.


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Jagdeep as Bankelal Bhopali

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As Prem's harrowed father, Jagdeep's character (left) was strongly reminiscent of his Sholay character.



Image: Jagdeep and Javed Khan in Andaz Apna Apna
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Jagdeep

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The actor is rarely seen in films now, presumably due to his advanced age.


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Harish Patel as Sevaram

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As Sevaram, actor Harish Patel makes his presence felt in this ensemble comedy too.


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The actor was most recently seen in Amit Gupta's food-comedy Jadoo last year.


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