Bollywood is going big on double roles this year

Bollywood seems to be going big on double roles this year. We find out how this stock formula can succeed in exciting the audience anew…

This year will perhaps go down in history as one that saw the release of maximum double role-based Hindi films. Bipasha Basu’s ‘Alone’ was the first such movie this year followed by ‘Roy’, in which Jacqueline Fernandez was seen in a dual role. Up next is Kangna Ranaut’s ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ which will have the actress starring as the London-returned Tanuja and then in an additional role of a Haryanvi athlete called Kusum. While double roles have been an intermittent feature of Bollywood since the days of yore, Bollywood seems to be going big on it this year. hitlist looks at how filmmakers are relying on this tried and tested formula..