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"Queen" actress Kangana Ranaut, who celebrated her 28th birthday on 23 March, has revealed that playing double roles is a challenging task.

Kangana, who is currently working on her next film "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", will be seen playing Kusum "Datto" Sangwan and Tanuja "Tanu" Trivedi in the romantic-comedy entertainer.

"They are very different. The experience was very challenging. It's usually hard to portray one character, but here I was asked to play two strong characters. The biggest challenge for me was to essay these two girls with complete conviction, especially when they have scenes together," Kangana said, according to IANS.

Meanwhile, Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Hemamalini, Bipasha Basu and many others have mesmerised the audience by playing double roles in superhit films.

Check out the list of actors who played dual roles below:

Shah Rukh Khan

In the 1998 film "Duplicate", Shah Rukh Khan played double roles as chef Bablu Chaudhary and as criminal Manu opposite Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan was seen as Prem and Raja in the 1997 box office hit film "Judwaa", directed by David Dhawan. The film also had Karisma Kapoor and Rambha in the female lead roles.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan played Sahir and Samar in the action drama "Dhoom 3",  written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The third series of the 2004 film "Dhoom" had Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in pivotal roles.

Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda

In the 1998 film "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan", directed by David Dhawan, lead actors Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda were seen in double roles. The film also had Anupam Kher, Ramya Krishnan, and Raveena Tandon in significant roles.


In Ramesh Sippy's 1972 comedy film "Seeta Aur Geeta", Hemamalini was seen in double roles as Seeta and Geeta.

Hrithik Roshan

The Bollywood hunk marked his acting debut in his father Rakesh Roshan's film "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai" in 2000, in which he played Rohit and Raj Chopra. He was also seen in dual roles, Krishna "Krrish" Mehra and Rohit Mehra, in his father's film "Krrish 3" in 2013.

Bipasha Basu

In Bipasha Basu's latest horror film with her alleged boyfriend Karan Singh Grover, she was seen as twins Sanjana and Anjana.