"he IS the male version of Deepika Padukone."
Netizens have found an absurd lookalike for Deepika Padukone. Many have claimed that she looks like Pakistani actor Fahad Mustafa without a beard.
It may be a strange comparison but it is one many are agreeing with.
The debate came to light when a Twitter user made the comparison.
In his tweet, he wrote:
“Fahad Mustafa is Deepika Padukone with a beard and you can’t unsee this now.”
The post went viral and soon, other social media users began to agree with the resemblance between the two actors.
Fahad Mustafa is deepika padukone with beard and you can't unsee this now pic.twitter.com/2iZgIxa3Mz
— Fatmid Ul Husnain (@its_Exorcist) February 28, 2021
One person said: “Yeah seriously he is.”
Another wrote: “I had no idea who Fahad Mustafa was/is.
“But your tweet made me Google him and jezzzzz… he IS the male version of Deepika Padukone. That smile is uncanny.”
A third commented: “Imagine Deepika Padukone with a beard, same looks as Fahad Mustafa.”
Others decided to use a gender swap filter to confirm the lookalike for themselves and they discovered a striking similarity.
— Saad Hafeez ?? (@saad376hcc) February 28, 2021
However, some people were understandably disturbed by the similarity and stated that they will not be able to unsee it.
One person said that watching Deepika’s films in the future will never be the same.
“One tweet I wish I had never seen. Watching her films will never be the same now.”
Another wrote: “It is way too early for people to be mind f****** me rn.”
In addition to the resemblance to Deepika Padukone, some people argued that Fahad Mustafa looked more like actor Shreyas Talpade.
One said: “He’s nowhere close to Padukone. He looks more like Shreyas Talpade. Please Google.”
Another wrote: “He is a mixture of Shreyas and Deepika and I can’t unsee it now.”
Fahad Mustafa is known for starring in the Pakistani films Na Maloom Afraad, Mah e Mir and Actor in Law.
He is also known for hosting the game show, Jeeto Pakistan.
Fahad is not the only Bollywood lookalike to come into the limelight.
Another lookalike that has taken the internet by storm is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s doppelgänger, a Pakistani blogger named Aamna Imran.
Aamna actively posts on Instagram but they attracted attention when netizens said she looks exactly like Aishwarya, especially when it came to her eyes.
Side-by-side photos of the two women were shared on social media and fans were quick to respond.
One person said: “For a sec I thought it was Aishwarya Rai.”
Another said: “Copy of Aishwarya Rai any way looks beautiful.”