Nargis in ‘Jagte Raho’
Bollywood fanatics might have heard about the alleged love affair between Raj Kapoor and Nargis. The actress had featured in almost every iconic film made under Raj Kapoor’s banner RK films in early 50s. But, her cameo appearance in 1956 released ‘Jagte Raho’ finds more prominence than a full-length role. She had appeared in the song ‘Jaago Mohan Pyare’ which comes in the closing minutes of this film. Considered to be a very poignant sequence in Indian films between her and Raj Kapoor, ironically this also turned out to be her last film with him and his banner RK films.
Dilip Kumar in ‘Koshish’
It was rare for the thespian to do this cameo in director Gulzar’s 1972 film ‘Koshish’. The scene featured him playing himself where both the protagonists Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan (who played deaf and mute in the film) decide to call people at random. This was a funny scene which saw Dilip Kumar in by far his only cameo appearance, which indeed turned out to be a delightful treat for his fans.
Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Pehla Nasha’
Director Ashutosh Gowariker’s debut venture ‘Pehla Nasha’ was the only time on big screen when we saw Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan featuring in the same scene. An unforgettable cameo which even saw Saif Ali Khan joining the duo in a scene where a film premiere ends with all of them sitting and later having a conversation in the same theatre.
Juhi Chawla in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’
Juhi Chawla’s cameo in cult comedy film ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ remains a special one for many fans. She played herself in the film. No one can forget the way Aamir Khan says (on seeing Juhi), “Aila, Juhi Chawla!” This part played by the actress still remains fresh.
Salman Khan in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’
The extended guest appearance of Salman Khan in Karan Johar’s debut directorial ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ was the most surprising thing for the audience. It wasn’t promoted and publicised but turned out to be an integral part of this romantic drama film. Salman’s act was well-appreciated by the critics and fans and he went on to bag the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
Akshay Kumar in ‘Om Shanti Om’
When you hear the name of actor Akshay Kumar, two things are come to mind inevitably. First is action and the second is Khiladi. Director Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ had featured many cameos of B-Town stars. But, the one which features Akshay Kumar playing a cop (in one of the nomination clips of Filmfare Awards), surely turned out to be the best appearance in the film. Full of action and entertainment, this is still remembered as the ‘Return of Khiladi’ cameo.
Rajinikanth in ‘Ra.One’
Surely, this could be called as the baap of all cameos as it features the one and only Thalaivaa aka superstar Rajinikanth. This scene in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Ra.One’ featured Rajini Sir playing his famous character of robot Chitti from his science-fiction film ‘Enthiran’. Though the overall impact of the movie wasn't that positive, this cameo was loved by everyone.
Hrithik Roshan in ‘Don 2’
Yet another surprising cameo which saw actor Hrithik Roshan in ‘Don 2’. He was seen playing the part of Don (played by Shah Rukh Khan) in disguise wearing a mask. The way this scene was shot, it created a great impact among the fans of this Bollywood’s Greek God. This cameo from ‘Don 2’ certainly made a place for itself.
Best friends of B-Town, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are all ready to be seen back together on the big screen after a gap of 10 years. The last time they shared screen space was for director Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ where Salman did a cameo appearance. Recently, it has been confirmed that SRK will be doing a guest appearance in Salman’s upcoming Eid release ‘Tubelight’, which definitely brought a smile on the faces of their countless admirers out there. Looking at this sweet gesture of SRK and Salman as they did these guest appearances in other films as well, we figured out that there are many such cameos in Bollywood which ultimately turned out to be one of the prime highlights of the movie.
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