I suffer from this irritating habit of associating strangers/new acquaintances’ faces with people I already know. One month at IIMA and I already have look-alikes of Gaurav’s brother Saurav, my school friend Nishu, etc in my class, and I keep telling them how much they resemble my friends… in fact Garima, who looks exactly like Nishu (and she agreed with me when I showed her Nishu’s photo) also sounds exactly like my friend Priyanka!! Is it a coincident that both girls have spent considerable time in Chandigarh??
Not only this, I se a number of faces everyday which remind me of someone or the other. And my fellow-IIMAites would agree with me when I say that we have a ditto copy of Vivek Oberoi in our batch… I mean the guy looks so much like him, it’s not funny!! I’m sure by now he must be sick and tired of people staring at him or telling him he looks like VO!!
They say there are 7 people with the same face as yours in the world, including yourself, which means effectively all of us have 6 look-alikes each. Wow! That’s a lot of humshakals!! I had one… my identical twin sister, but she died when she was 2 weeks old. Since then I have never come across anyone who looks like me, nor have I been told by someone that they know someone who looks like me. Except once I thought a girl who appears in the song “kuku-ku” from the movie “Pyar tune kya kiya” as a fisherwoman looked somewhat like me. That’s the closest anyone has come to resemble me.
I wonder where the rest of the look-alikes are… I’d sure love to meet them someday!!
And then wonder... “Kya hum kumbh ke mele mein bichhad gaye the ya….”