Actress Kiara Advani has said that she views it ‘unusual’ to be contrasted and Hema Malini, and doesn’t she value the word ‘doppelganger’, being used to depict a fan named Aishwarya, who recreates her film scenes on social media.
Kiara was recently found in the war film Shershaah, inverse Sidharth Malhotra. Aishwarya, who is a doctor, in real life, had re-authorized the film’s passionate climactic scene, which Kiara ultimately watched.
Kiara Advani told a leading daily, “It’s truly an honour to be compared to Hema ji, she’s so beautiful. But honestly, I’ve always found this compliment weird. I don’t know how to react to it. I mean, it’s great to be compared to her, but I am also my own person. I like the way I look and I want to look like myself.”
Remarking on Aishwarya being called her ‘doppelganger’, Kiara said, “I don’t really like the word doppelganger. I know what she’s doing is flattering, but what’s interesting to me is that she’s a doctor in real life. She’s her own personality and it’s very sweet that she likes to recreate my looks. I’ve been told in the past that I look like someone and that’s great, but at the end of the day, you have to be the person who you really are.”
Addressing Hindustan Times, Aishwarya said about her resemblance to Kiara, “It feels wonderful when people start recognising you from a viral video, when people appreciate your looks, especially when you are compared with such a beauty. Many mistook me to be Kiara! They called me ‘true copy’, ‘doppelganger’, ‘ditto’ and even asked me to recreate more looks. My joy knew no bounds when Kiara commented on the video.”