Actors Who Were Present Both In Original And Remakes. –

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The trend of remakes has highly increased in every industry. Every other film nowadays happens to be either a remake or inspired by the works of other regional cinemas.

In such a scenario, we as audiences have always doubted the remakes of various cult classics.

However, there have been times when these remakes proved to be more successful than the original ones! While we already know enough about various films that were copied or inspired from the other cinemas, it comes as a surprising fact that there have been times when the actors became a part of not only the original movie but also for its remake!

Well, initiating the same character all over again truly creates the same magic and is even easier for the actors to get deep into the skin of the character.

So today with this post, we have recollected names of some celebrities who were a part of both the original and remake of the film. Let’s have a look:

Sonu Sood

The Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has truly become a “Masiha” for the general public after this current pandemic. Apart from being in the news for his versatile acting, the actor bagged attention during the lockdown period for coming forward to help millions of people to reach their homes!

If we talk about his appearance in both the original and remake of the film, it happens to be his character of Chedi Singh from the film Dabangg. His award-winning performance in the film in a negative role made him gain immense popularity and it remains one of the memorable characters of the actor to date.

The actor went on to perform the same role in the Tamil remake of the film, Osthe.

Amitabh Bachchan

The cult classic movie Sholay remains one of the best works by Bollywood to date. Its characters, story, cast, locations, as well as dialogues, made it one of the brilliant works of the industry.

The film included a star cast of various renowned actors of Bollywood such as Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, etc. This classic film was later remade in 2007 as Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag.

The film Aag was amongst the 100 worst films ever made in the history of Bollywood!! However, if we talk about the similarity between the two, apart from copying the plot, the film also had the actor Amitabh Bachchan. He was a part of both the original and remake of the film.

While Sholay made him popular overnight, on the other hand, Aag was one of the disastrous movies of the actor. In the original movie, Amitabh played the role of a hero, however, in its remake, he was shown in the villainous role of Gabbar Singh.

Prakash Raj

This actor gained prominence after his negative role in the film Wanted. His villainous role in the film was extremely loved by the audience’s post which he went on to star in various other Bollywood movies in a negative role.

While we already know enough of the actor and his role in the movie, it comes as a surprise that the actor was present in both the original and remake of the film and that too playing the same role!

Yes, after his brilliant performance in the original film Pokiri, the makers decided to cast him for the same role in the remake Wanted.


The actor R. Madhavan has always managed to surprise the audiences with the series of versatile roles played by the actor. Whether it is a romantic role, or of a coach, or a horror one, the actor has aced them all.

They worked in the Tamil hit Minnale which was later remade as Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein by the Bollywood industry.

After seeing his brilliant performance in the original movie, it certainly had to be this actor in the remake since it could not have been done any better by any other actor for sure! What do you think?


Though the actress has left the glam industry post her marriage, she was one of the biggest superstars of the south industry before she stepped into Bollywood with the film Ghajini.

The actress was present in the original Tamil version of the movie with the same name which was a blockbuster hit.

Later, the actress was chosen for the same role in the remake of the film and she went on to make it big too!!

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