Casting is one of the most important aspects of the filmmaking process. The choice of actors in movies, shows, or series can either make or break the business of a project. Of course, it also depends on the director’s approach, script, promotions, and other factors, but still, the onus of making the film a success at the box office mainly falls upon the actors. There have been many actors who have been the ‘perfect casting’ in films, including Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met, Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat, and Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar.
Sometimes, scripts also demand child artists, who resemble actors’ appearances, to play their younger versions. And finding the ones who look similar to stars is definitely the cherry on top.
Fortunately, we have witnessed such casting in many films and Twitter is acknowledging it. Here are 11 times we watched ‘perfect casting’ of actors and their younger versions:
1. Ranbir Kapoor- Yash Sehgal in Tamasha
2. Shah Rukh Khan- Tanay Chheda in My Name Is Khan
The perfect casting does not exist… pic.twitter.com/ZvyYqXDKjB— SRK X HITMAN FAN (@Shivaansingh_25) May 30, 2023
3. Salman Khan- Kabir Sajid in Bharat
4. Manisha Koirala- Priya Parulekar in Dil Se
And Khamoshi: The Musical
Priya Parulekar as Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi the musical and Dil Se pic.twitter.com/qV92ImeQUh— Yash Tondwalkar (@yash504) May 30, 2023
5. Rani Mukerji- Ayesha Kapur in Black
The perfect casting does not exist pic.twitter.com/wNSp4YYJKO— CINEHOLIC (@Cineholic_28) May 30, 2023
6. Aamir Khan- Imran Khan in Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar
7. Mahesh Babu- Gautham Ghattamaneni in 1: Nenokkadine
8. Alaqua Cox- Darnell Besaw in Hawkeye
9. Vijay Sethupathi- Aadhitya Baaskar in 96
Apart from these nine ones, we remember a few more that were ‘perfect casting’.
10. Raj Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker
Rishi Kapoor played the younger version of Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker. And needless to say, no one could have been better than him in this role.
11. Amitabh Bachchan-Mayur Raj Verma in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Mayur Raj Verma was a ‘perfect fit’ as young Amitabh Bachchan in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
Which ones are your favourite?