October 25, 2023: It is believed that everybody has seven doppelgangers in the world and when it comes to popular figures and celebrities, it’s always interesting to see their lookalikes. Spotting someone who resembles our favourite star is fascinating, to say the least. Now, a video of a doppelganger of Indian superstar Rajinikanth has taken the internet by storm.
Sudhakar Prabhu, who runs a tea shop on Pattalam Road in Fort Kochi, has been trending on the Internet because of his uncanny resemblance to the legendary actor. In a video that has gone viral, Mr Prabhu, wearing a pair of shorts and a shirt, is seen talking to a few people while mimicking the actor’s mannerisms.
The video was shared on X by a user account @despoters_12345.
இவர் எளிமையான மனிதர்னு சொல்லுவானுங்க ஆனா இவளோ எளிமையானவரான்னு இப்ப தான் ஆச்சர்ய படுறேன்.... pic.twitter.com/pIbxiVYlpX— 🔥 DESPOTER 🔥 (@despoters_12345) October 20, 2023
Notably, Mr Prabhu’s resemblance to Thalaivaa was first noticed by Malayalam actor-director Nadirshah, who was in Fort Kochi for a film shoot.
’’Astounding! Sudhakara Prabhu of Fort Kochi with a likeness to him. Although he is an aristocrat by name, he is working in a tea shop,’’ the director wrote on Facebook along with a few pictures of him.
After his pictures and videos went viral, Mr Prabhu has also been invited to various events and functions across Kerala.
Last year, pictures of Rehmat Gashkori, a retired government employee from Pakistan, who remarkably resembles Thalaivar, went viral on the Internet. Mr. Gashkori realised he resembled the popular Indian film star when his colleagues started saying he looked like Rajinikanth. Many commented how his body language, hairdo, and stride were similar to that of Thalaivar.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth has started shooting for his 170th movie, which will be an entertainer with a social message. The cinema icon was last seen in Jailer, directed by Nelson. The film, which was released in August, has emerged as a box-office success.
The veteran actor said the film has been a "victory beyond expectations." Rajinikanth’s upcoming films also include a yet-untitled project with Lokesh Kanagaraj and daughter Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s Lal Salaam.