There have been several times when South actress Nidhi Subbaiaha, who has done seven Kannada films so far, has been mistaken for Chitrangda Singh.
We don’t blame those people, because there is a startling similarity between the two. Ask her about the comparisons and she says, “I get that all the time, but I don’t want to be somebody’s mirror image. I think Chitrangda is gorgeous, but I am my own person.”
Nidhi, who has just signed her first Hindi film Oh My God! with Akshay Kumar, reveals her entry into B-town was quite filmi. “I was at the Bombay Times party with my friends in November last year, and Akshay and John Abraham were around promoting Desi Boyz. After they left, someone came and told me that Akshay had noticed me and wanted me to come for an audition. I thought it was a joke and didn’t show much interest. I gave him my email address and left the party thinking it was someone wanting to get fresh with me!”
But the next day, when she received an email calling her for an audition, Nidhi was super excited. “I couldn’t believe Akshay had actually shown interest in me,” she says.
Keen to do more films in B-Town, she adds, “People down South recognise me because of my films, but it will be great to have more people watch my work.” Other cases of lookalike actresses…
Sneha Ullal – Aishwarya Rai Salman Khan gave Aishwarya Rai lookalike Sneha Ullal a break in Lucky – No Time For Love (2005). The girl got a lot of attention due to her striking similarities with Ash.
Sonakshi Sinha – Reena Roy After her debut in Dabangg (2010), Sonakshi had people walking up to her saying there was an eerie resemblance between her and yesteryear actress Reena Roy. While we agree, Sonakshi doesn’t quite take to these comparisons!
Zarine Khan – Katrina Kaif Even Salman agrees that Zarine resembles Katrina. So much so, that he mistook her for Kat on the sets of a film he was shooting. Later he not only gave her a break in Veer (2010) but also recommended her to producers.