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Who's playing Obama in My Name is Khan?

Reportedly Christopher Duncan is portraying Barack Obama in SRK and Kajol's forthcoming film - My Name is Khan. Duncan is a known face in Hollywood and particularly popular for…

entertainment Updated: Jan 12, 2010 16:42 IST

Christopher DuncanA website has reported that Christopher Duncan is the man who portray US President Barack Obama, in Karan Johar's forthcoming film - My Name is Khan.

Duncan is a known face in Hollywood and famous for being Obama's mimic. He has done several appearances as Obama on variety shows on US television. He has many TV shows to his credit, namely the Tonight Show with Jay Leno where he impersonated Obama. Besides this he appeared on also appeared on - Bones, 24, CSI: Miami, The Practice.

My Name is Khan would be a Bollywood debut for this actor.

A source reveals, "They didn't want to mix footage of the real Obama in the film. Hence they were searching for an actor who comes close to him. After doing several auditions they found Duncan through a Hollywood agent. He's excellent at mimicking Obama and can easily pass off as the President."

Forrest Gump too had a scene in which Tom Hanks interacts with the US President. But actual footage of Nixon was superimposed in the frame with Hanks.