Iconic cameos in Bollywood movies
Some of the iconic superstars of Bollywood have found themselves a part of films not as the leads, but in the form of delightful cameos. Even with their limited screen time, these stars manage to leave audiences enthralled with their charisma and swagger and can end up becoming a memorable highlight of the film. Take a look at some of the most memorable cameos by Bollywood celebrities that are still remembered by the audience.
Last Updated: 09.36 AM, Aug 12, 2022
Amitabh Bachchan in Paheli
Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have worked together in several films together over the years. While they played rivals in the movie Mohabbatein, they also played the part of a father-son duo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Their on-screen chemistry is flawless and the fans seem to be in love with watching them together on screen.
Amitabh did a cameo as a nomad in Shah Rukh Khan-produced film Paheli. Amitabh reportedly even refused to accept the money for the part. Shah Rukh later sent a letter of thanks on behalf of his production house showing his gratitude toward the veteran actor.
Shah Rukh Khan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The Karan Johar-directed romantic comedy-drama film features Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The story is about Ayaan played by Ranbir Kapoor and Alizeh played by Anushka Kapoor. It is a tale about friendship, love, loss and the people they encounter during their journey of finding each other after separation. Tahir played by Shah Rukh Khan essays the role of a person who explains to Ayaan the power of one-sided love. His cameo became very iconic at the time and is still remembered for the character's powerful dialogues.
Salman Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Karan Johar's directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai features Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. The film focuses on the love triangle that forms between these three. The story takes a turn and Anjali, played by Kajol gets separated from the duo. She later decides to marry Aman, played by Salman Khan. He is a businessman from America who is keen on marrying Anjali. Salman is fabulous in his performance and charming every time he comes on screen. Even with his limited screen time, his character received much praise from the audience.
Salman Khan in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
The 2009 romantic comedy features Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The story revolves around Prem (Ranbir) and Jennifer's (Katrina) love story. Salman Khan plays himself in the cameo as the superstar of Bollywood. At Prem's insistence, he gives Jenny his autograph and pretends to be Prem's friend. His cameo was not anticipated and was a fresh surprise to his fans.
Ranbir Kapoor in PK
The 2014 comedy-drama stars Aamir Khan in the lead role. It’s story is about an alien who comes to earth to learn about humans. He goes through challenges and makes way through them in the end. Anushka Sharma plays the second lead as a writer who helps PK (Aamir) survive on earth and go back to his planet. The climax of the film was much talked about which features Ranbir Kapoor as an alien who lands on earth along with PK. The scene gave us hopes of having a sequel to the movie but no official confirmations have been made by the makers of the film.
Akshay Kumar in Dil Toh Pagal Hai
The 1997 romantic musical is about a love triangle that forms between Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) and Nisha (Karisma Kapoor). Rahul and Pooja soon become friends after their first encounter and later their friendship blossoms into love. But Pooja is already committed to her long standing friend Ajay played by Akshay Kumar who wants to marry Pooja. Akshay did justice to his limited screen time and the character received much love and praise from the audience for his sweet and caring nature. In the climax he develops a romantic interest in Nisha and finds love.
Amitabh Bachchan in English Vinglish
The 2012 Gauri Shinde directed film features Sridevi in the lead role. Shashi played by Sridevi is a housewife who does not speak English and hence encounters ridicule from her family. Amitabh Bachchan enters the scene when Shashi travels to the United States from an airplane for the very first time. Amitabh features as a co-passenger in the scene and helps her at the airport and makes her feel comfortable in the airplane. His cameo was not anticipated and that scene has become one of the highlights of the film. Shashi later learns English in the US and gives a memorable speech at the climax of the film.
Last Updated: 09.36 AM, Aug 12, 2022
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