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Cameo roles or guest appearances play an important role that takes everyone by surprise and often counts for the success of the film. Guest appearances like SRK in Heyy Baby brings a pleasant smile to the audience’s face. So let’s know about some such cameos of Bollywood movies that proved to be director’s winning stroke and left us pleasantly surprised.
1. Akshay Kumar – Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai is a 1997 Hindi movie starring SRK and actress Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles. Yash Chopra directed this musical romantic drama movie in which Akshay Kumar played a cameo. The film featured a love triangle between these stars and this was also the first movie of SRK with Madhuri and Karisma together. After an interval, Akshay was seen talking on a phone with Madhuri.
2. Salman Khan – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is Karan Johar’s directorial debut Hindi movie starring SRK and Kajol together for the fourth time. Actress Rani Mukerji did a supporting role while Salman Khan had a cameo appearance in this romantic comedy-drama film surprising everyone by featuring as Kajol’s boyfriend. This was also the Bollywood debut movie of Sana Saeed in a supporting role.
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3. Ajay Devgn & Aditi Rao Hydari – Fitoor
Fitoor is an Abhishek Kapoor’s directed romantic drama film starring famous actors Tabu, Katrina Kaif, and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles. This was one of the box-office flops of Bollywood movies in 2016 but sudden appearances of Ajay Devgn and Aditi Rao Hydari entertained the viewers for some time. Siddharth Roy Kapur produced this film whose story is based on Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations.
4. Rani Mukerji – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… is a family drama film directed by Karan Johar that was released on 14 December 2001. Yash Johar produced this film starring famous actors of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kajol in lead roles. Rani Mukerji had a special appearance in this movie that won five Filmfare awards and collected a huge profit of $21 million at the box-office.
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5. Bobby Deol – Dostana
Dostana is one of the most stylish romantic comedy films directed by Tarun Mansukhani starring Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, and John Abraham in lead roles. Its story is about John and Abhishek who pretend to be gay but both fall in love with Priyanka. Bobby Deol’s guest appearance gave a pleasant surprise as he got coupled to Priyanka. Dostana got good commercial success and became eighth-highest-grossing Bollywood movies of the year 2008.
6. Abhishek Bachchan – Hum Tum
Hum Tum (2004) is one of the best romantic comedy films directed by Kunal Kohli featuring a fresh pairing of Indian actors Saif Ali Khan & Rani Mukerji in a lead role. Abhishek Bachchan’s appearance as Rani’s husband took the audience with a sweet surprise with an unexpected turn of events in the film. Saif won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his brilliant performance in this movie.
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7. Salman Khan – Saawariya
Saawariya is a romantic Hindi film of the year 2007 that marked the Bollywood debut of Indian actors Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed this movie in which Salman Khan’s presence introduced some charm. Although the film was a box-office flop its songs were good and around 10,00,000 units of soundtrack album were sold that gave some good business to the producer.
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8. Amitabh Bachchan – English Vinglish
English Vinglish is comedy-drama movie of the year 2012. It starred Sridevi as a protagonist and this was also her comeback film. Amitabh Bachchan lit up the screen with his delicate presence impressing the viewers. It became one of the most hit Indian movies soon after its release. Sridevi’s performance was appreciated by the audience. French actor Mehdi Nebbou, and Indian actors Adil Hussain, and Priya Anand had cameo roles in the film.
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9. Shah Rukh Khan – Bhootnath
Bhootnath is one of the fantastic horror comedy Indian movies released in 2008. In this movie Amitabh Bachchan featured a playful ghost. Actors Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Rajpal Yadav, and Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla also featured in lead roles but Shah Rukh Khan’s special role of father of the child Bhootnath befriends got very popular among children. Made with a budget of Rs 200 million, the film earned Rs 684 million at the box office.
10. Amitabh Bachchan & Sunil Shetty – Paheli
Paheli is one of the interesting Indian movies that performed average in India but was a hit abroad. It is released in 2005 and directed by Amol Parker. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan along with Bollywood actresses Juhi Chawla and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. Big B played the role of an old shepherd but the brief appearance of Sunil Shetty took the audience by surprise. Paheli proved to be a profitable venture for producer Gauri Khan as the movie collected $3.63 million in the overseas market.
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11. Jimmy Shergill – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S
Munna Bhai is a 2003 comedy drama Hindi film starring Sanjay Dutt as a medical student who is helped by his sidekick Arshad Warsi. Bollywood actress Gracy Singh also appeared in this super-hit film. This movie was made with a budget of Rs 10 crores and collected a huge total of Rs 124 crores. Jimmy Shergill appearance as Zaheer added an extra charm in the film. This movie won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film in 2004.
12. Hrithik Roshan – Don 2
Don 2 is Farhan Akhtar’s directed action thriller film that was released in 2011. It was produced by Excel and Red Chillies Entertainment. Don 2 list of actors includes SRK, Om Puri, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra. Hrithik’s appearance in a cameo role entertained the audience a lot as he gets into the shoes of Don for a while when Shah Rukh disguises himself with a facial mask. The soundtrack contained Bollywood songs with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. This movie proved to be major box office success grossing over Rs 2.02 billion.