Actor Kiara Advani has said that she isn’t sure how to react to comparisons with Hema Malini, and doesn’t she appreciate the word ‘doppelganger’ being used to describe a fan named Aishwarya, who recreates her film scenes on social media.
Kiara was most recently seen in the war film Shershaah, opposite Sidharth Malhotra. Aishwarya, who is a doctor in real life, had re-enacted the film’s emotional climactic scene, which Kiara eventually watched.
But the actor said that one shouldn’t reduce Aishwarya’s identity. Similarly, she commented on how she is often compared with Hema Malini. While a leading daily initially quoted her as saying that she finds it ‘weird’ to be compared with Hema Malini, the sentence was subsequently edited out of Kiara’s statement, after insistence from her reps. “It’s truly an honour to be compared to Hema ji, she’s so beautiful. I don’t know how to react to it. I mean, it’s great to be compared to…