May 292009
 
 May 29, 2009  Posted by at 12:05 am DNA Share Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

As far as likenesses go, nothing gets better than Arbaaz Khan and Roger Federer. People outside India almost certainly don’t know the Bollywood actor Arbaaz – heck, I will be surprised even if they know his more famous brother Salman Khan. Arbaaz’s acting skills are nothing to write home about, but he does have a few hits to his credit.

Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood actor, brother of Salman Khan

Arbaaz Khan, Bollywood actor, brother of Salman Khan

Federer, on the other hand will probably go down as the best tennis player ever and I will be surprised if any follower of any sporting event is not familiar with him.

Roger Federer, former World No. 1 in Men's Tennis

Roger Federer, former World No. 1 in Men's Tennis

May 272009
 
 May 27, 2009  Posted by at 12:03 am DNA Share Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

I first saw Kate Bosworth play a rather subdued Lois Lane in Superman Returns. She was a brunette in the movie, as Lois Lane ought to have been. So while the face registered, I couldn’t think of herself as anything other than a brunette.

A year later I started watching Heroes. The third season of Heroes introduced a character called Daphne Millbrook, played by a person called Brea Grant. Brea is blond in the series and her face seemed very familiar, though I couldn’t pinpoint who exactly she looked like.

Brea Grant, a.k.a. Daphne Millbrook in Heroes

Brea Grant, a.k.a. Daphne Millbrook in Heroes

Then I watched 21, the movie about counting cards at Blackjack. The character of Jill Taylor was again that familiar face. I figured that this was Brea Grant, albeit looking somewhat older. As the credits rolled, though, I realized the reason for the familiarity. This was Kate Bosworth in a blond avataar.

Kate Bosworth in 21

Kate Bosworth in 21

What do you think? Do they look similar?

May 202009
 
 May 20, 2009  Posted by at 12:41 am DNA Share Tagged with: , , ,  1 Response »

Remember the laugh riot Zoolander? Remember how Derek Zoolander had those patented looks? Blue Steel, Ferrari, La Tigre and Magnum?

Derek Zoolander's La Tigre, essentially the same as Blue Steel, Ferrari and the revolutionary Magnum

Derek Zoolander's Blue Steel, essentially the same as Ferrari, La Tigre and the revolutionary Magnum


I caught this movie quite a few years after its release, so when Starbucks signed up Sir Paul McCartney, the look was still fresh in my mind. And here is what I spotted at a Starbucks outlet:

Sir Paul McCartney, looking suspiciously like Derek Zoolander

Sir Paul McCartney, looking suspiciously like Derek Zoolander

Everybody reminds somebody of someone else, but this resemblance was spooky. What do you think?