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Bollywood loves excitement, confusion, contrasts and surprises. Double roles provide them in abundance. No wonder from Ram Aur Shyam to Rowdy Rathore, the fascination just doesn't end.
Almost every actor loves to portray a dual role at least once in his or her career. And quite a few have made a lasting impression doing just that. Still many more are gearing up to experience the same.
Here's a look at some of Bollywood's exciting double roles to hit screens soon.
Ameesha Patel, Desi Magic
From blink and miss roles in multistarrers to a double role in her newly launched production house, Ameesha Patel sure knows how to give her career a new lease of life.
In her ambitious project, Desi Magic, the Race 2 star plays two very different girls -- Mahi, a sweet, girl-next-door and Sonia, the wild one.
Image: Ameesha Patel
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Arjun Kapoor, Aurangzeb
In Yash Raj's latest film Aurangzeb, which sends out strong whiffs of The Departed in its promos, Arjun Kapoor plays a cop and a crook who have only one thing in common -- appearance.
How it used as a tool by the protectors of law to plant the good guy in the bad guy's place and nab crime-based information forms the crux of the plot.
It also introduces Pakistani actress and singer Salma Agha's daughter Sashaa in films.
Image: Arjun Kapoor
Katrina Kaif, Seeta Aur Geeta
The Jab Tak Hai Jaan beauty is all set to unleash her naughty and nervous side as twin sisters separated at birth in roles made immortal by Hema Malini in the upcoming remake of Ramesh Sippy's Seeta Aur Geeta.
While the project is still to go on floors, the prospect of two Kats does sound winning, doesn't it?
Image: Katrina Kaif
Saif Ali Khan, Judwaa 2
Himmatwala may have tasted dust but director Sajid Khan, along with producer Sajid Nadiadwala, is slated to reunite with Judwaa 2.
If the film indeed takes off, it's interesting that Saif Ali Khan and not Salman Khan will be reprising the role of unlike twins who can sense each other's pain.
Image: Saif Ali Khan
Salman Khan, No Entry Mein Entry
He may have had only a cameo as a incorrigible casanova in the first one but the actor is ready to make his presence felt twice fold in a double role for Anees Bazmee's No Entry Mein Entry.
The sequel also retains its leading men Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan in key roles.
Image: Salman Khan
Sunny Deol, Bhaiyyaji Superhit
With both -- Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and I Love New Year ready to hit the screens, Sunny Deol is looking more prolific than ever.
In his long-delayed Bhaiyyaji Superhit, directed by Neeraj Pathak the action hero features in a double role of a UP-based don and a typical Jat with contrasting personalities.
Image: Sunny Deol
Hrithik Roshan, Krrish 3
The much-awaited follow-up to Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish will finally open to viewers later this year.
And just like the previous installment, which showcases Hrithik Roshan's dramatic prowess as both -- the child-like father and the heroic son, Krrish 3, too, will explore the dynamics of their relationship in the latest.
Image: Hrithik Roshan
Kangna Ranaut, Tanu Weds Manu 2
Anand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu sequel may have been delayed but it's certainly on the cards.
But what piques our interest is Kangna Ranaut, who made quite an impression as the free-spirited Tanu in one of the better rom-coms of Bollywood in recent times will essay a double role this time.
Image: Kangna Ranaut
Shah Rukh Khan, Angoor remake
Rohit Shetty was keen to cast Shah Rukh Khan in Sanjeev Kumar's role for his remake of Gulzar's comic classic. Apparently, the Golmaal director found it too humble a project for his vision and decided to put it on hold and concentrate on Chennai Express instead.
If the Angoor remake does take off, which going by the pressing trend it will, it will be interesting to see SRK revert to his 'Double Shah Rukh. Single Rate. Aao dekho Duplicate' motto.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan