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Bollywood, has witnessed different generations of actors belonging from the same family stepping into the film world. While they may chalk out a very different career graph from that made by their fathers or forefathers, however, they are never out of the realms of comparisons made by the audience.
For instance, the son of a popular actor who has just made his step in the film industry will be invariably assessed on the basis of the resemblance of all faculties that he may share with his father. While these may be overtly quite unfair for the new generation, however, there are a few cases when one cannot but stop getting stunned by the physical resemblances the star kid shares with his father. Well then, take a look at some of these celebrity star sons who have a striking resemblance with their fathers.
When we speak about uncanny resemblances between a father and a son, one cannot miss out on the duo, Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan, at the first place. For the unversed, Ibrahim is Saif’s son from his first marriage to actress, Amrita Singh. The father-son duo look like a carbon copy of one another, and specifically, Ibrahim’s looks certainly remind the fans about Saif’s young chocolate-boy age.
The Deol family of Bollywood have been renowned for having passed down sheer good looks across generations. While the patriarch, Dharmendra has passed over features of charming handsome looks and gentlemanly nature to both his sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, it now seems that Sunny, too has passed down the same to his talented son, Karan Deol. Karan, who made his Bollywood debut with the film, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas in 2019, undoubtedly shares a striking resemblance with his dad, Sunny.
Jackie Shroff or popularly known as jaggu dada in Bollywood has scored a glorious career for himself with films like Hero, Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak among others. And now, it has been his doting son, Tiger Shroff, who has deemed to carry on with his legacy as an actor in the Hindi film industry. Apart from the striking resemblances that the duo share with one another, Tiger had also paid tribute to his father by naming his debut film, Heropanti which shares a common link with one of his father’s iconic films.
Anil Kapoor is an actor who believes in the phenomenon of ageing like a fine wine. Even in his 60s, his drop-dead handsome looks can give any younger actor a run for the money. Moreover, the actor in recent times has been part of some of the most challenging roles, which require him to put out himself in a never-seen-before avatar. Anil’s son, Harshvardhan Kapoor has also stepped into the industry as an actor and has carried forward the legacy of his father’s handsome looks and pleasing style.
Before making a popular name in the business of film making, Rakesh Roshan had been a popular actor in the 80s who was paired opposite quite a few leading ladies back in the days. In fact, he was hailed as one of the most-loved romantic heroes during his times, whose stunning looks would make women go weak in their knees. Luckily, his talented son, Hrithik Roshan has also been blessed with resembling heavenly looks and has gone on to create a glorious name for himself, much more than what his father could achieve.
Farhan Akhtar has not only inherited strikingly similar looks like his father, Javed Akhtar, but also the skills of being multi-talented in all walks of life. Much like Javed, Farhan has made a name for himself through his written word through heart-touching lyrics and unique scripts for films. Moreover, Farhan has outshone his father with his mature acting skills, which have garnered critical appreciation from all over.
The Kapoor clan, which is known to have been one of the oldest film families of Bollywood, has witnessed two of its megastars rise in stardom across different generations. While back in the 80s that the world welcomed with open arms the talented, Rishi Kapoor in his debut, Bobby, years later, his son, Ranbir, too attained the same kind of fame with some of his films like, Wake Up Sid, Rockstar, Barfi, among others. Apart from the successful filmography, the duo not only shared resembling looks, but also enjoyed a similar kind of female attention for the same.
Sanjay Dutt has been known to have shared a special kind of bonding with his father, Sunil Dutt, who became both his mentor and inspiration. After the death of Sanjay’s mom, Nargis Dutt as well as all throughout the phase of his battle against drug abuse, Sunil has always upheld the hand of his son and has pulled him out of the drowning times. Moreover, the father-son duo also shared uncannily resembling looks, and has been one of the most favourite actors in the film industry.
The Bachchans have been one of the most loved film families of Bollywood, and its two main leads, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have been hailed as one of the most beautiful father-son duo ever witnessed. Big B and Junior B’s career graphs might be quite different; however, the latter has not only inherited the long stout figure like his father but also the charming looks like the same.
Bollywood’s Badshaah, Shah Rukh Khan seems to have been reliving his youth now more than ever through his son, Aryan Khan. With just one look at the latter, everyone is sure of the uncanny resemblance it holds with his father, SRK about 20 years back at the time of his younger days. Interestingly, while Aryan is not keen on joining the film industry as an actor like his father, however, he is all set to make his directorial venture sometime soon.
What do you think about these star kids sharing an uncanny resemblance with their fathers?