• Saturday, December 02, 2023


Have you seen Amitabh Bachchan’s doppelganger from Pakistan? Steve McCurry shares portrait of the Afghan Refugee

Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images for IFFM)

By: Mohnish Singh

There are a lot of people who have a strikingly similar resemblance with some of the most prominent faces. Similarly, there are a lot of people who pretend to be the look-alike of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Meanwhile, a photo recently shared by a world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry is sending netizens into a tizzy as many thought the artist has shared Big B’s picture. Scroll below to read the whole scoop.

Interestingly, the picture was originally shared by Steve in 2018 and during the time many claimed the picture is the first look of senior AB’s character Khudabaksh from his film Thugs Of Hindostan.

Yet again, the picture has surfaced online after Steve McCurry recently shared it on his Instagram on World Refugee Day. Meanwhile, there are people who appreciated the portrait while desi fans couldn’t help but thought the old man in the picture is Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan.


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Soon after the photographer Steve McCurry shared the picture on social media, a user wrote, “Big B’s DoppleGanger,” another wrote, “Why does he look like Amitabh Bachchan with makeup on,” a third user wrote, “I thought that Amitabh Bachchan’s look for his next movie!,” a fourth commented, “@amitabhbachchan sir kya kar rahe ho” a fifth user commented, “You’re telling me this isn’t @amitabhbachchan?”

A fan even went on to think the look is from one of the Big B’s movies, “Amitabh Bachchan’s look in Gulabo Sitabo movie.” In the picture, the old man’s name is Shabuz who is an Afghan refugee living in Pakistan.

On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. He’s also working in Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai and The Intern with Deepika Padukone.

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