Mumbai: Many a time we come across celebrity doppelgangers or look-a-likes and the recent one that has caught the internet users attention is Alina Rai- the doppelganger of Katrina Kaif.
Model and Tik Tok star Alina Rai is going viral on the internet as users have started noticing her for uncanny resemblance to bollywood actress Katrina Kaif.
The model is now receiving screenshots of articles being written about her for this similarity but she says neither her family nor her friends ever felt the same as the rumors go.
Speaking to HT, Ms Rai said: “I personally don’t see this. I believe that sometimes when it’s someone from the film industry, people when they see actors or models they aren’t familiar with, they see exactness or association with someone familiar and so they rid them of their originality or the independence of who they are… but with time I hope I can create my own mark and people will recognise me as myself and as Alina Rai and not a copy or anything like that because I actually don’t really resemble her so much. Neither my family sees it not my close friends see it. Maybe it’s something people see from a distance.”
But her 32,000 followers on Instagram would like to disagree. “Lmfaooo god said f**k it we droppin Katrina 2.0 on earth,” wrote a fan on one of Alina’s 73 pictures on the ‘gram.
Another follower wrote: “Girl really you look like katu,” while one more follower said: “I see the photoshop copy of Katrina Kaif.”
She only realized that she was going viral for something other than her Tik Tok videos soon after the media started noticing her.
Despite her unwillingness to be known as Katrina’s doppelganger, this model too has something common with the actress.
Ms Rai is from London too where she lived with her small Gujarati family and only moved to India last year to try her luck with modelling and Bollywood.
“I wanted to be a model and work in the film industry. As time went on I did a lot of modelling in London and eventually went into more Indian and film industry and that side of things and entertainment. So I then came to India. I came about a year ago and I work as a model here. I need to travel back and forth and this was when I realised my passion for modelling and to branch out into Bollywood,” she said.
Ms Rai is all set to make her film debut with a project titled Lucknow Junction.
Speaking her mind, Ms Rai said: “I mean I think she is amazing…she has establish herself as a star in Bollywood. However, to be compared to someone is… I don’t really see it as a compliment or as an insult. I feel you should really make your own mark and your own shine. If you feel inferior under someone else’s shine, I feel like it’s not right. And I would like to hopefully be myself and for others to be seen as a role model and not to be compared to anyone else.”