It is human nature to focus on the main characters while watching some movie for the first time and it is human nature again to observe the background dancers or other cast members while watching the same movie over and over again. It is for this very reason that you often skip or miss the cameos of some popular faces in the industry when intently watching a movie for the first time or second time.
Now I am not asking you to ignore the lead characters and browse for familiar faces in the background the next time you plan to go for a movie but do keep your secondary senses alert if you don’t want to miss those petty cameos by popular celebs. And I must add that some random faces go on to become the superstars later; take the example of Shahid Kapoor who danced in the background in the movie ‘Taal’ and is now making others dance to his tunes. Here are some such cameos by Bollywood celebs in movies that you perhaps missed noticing.
1. Karan Johar and Farah Khan in Kal Ho Naa Ho
With so many people around, it would have been difficult to spot the two in the movie. So here we point them out for you….
2. Avantika Malik in the song Aunty ji get up and dance (Ek Main Aur Ek Tu)
Cute and bubbly, Avantika did a cameo in the song Auntyji where she shook a leg with her hubby, Imran Khan. Yeah, watch the song in YouTube again for her special appearance.
3. Reena Dutt in the song Papa Kehte Hai (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak)
The first wife of Aamir Khan, Reena was spotted for a split second in the song Papa Kehte Hai.
4. Ayan Mukherjee in the song Tumhi Dekho Na (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
Besides playing a passerby in this song, Ayan also played one of the friends for Ranbir Kapoor in the movie ‘Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
5. Nikhil Advani and Farah Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Remember the Neelam Show? It is in this show in the movie where Nikhil and Farah did a tiny cameo that missed our attention.
6. Anushka Sharma in Munnabhai M.B.B.S
Though Anushka didn’t get to act or dance in the background in this amazing movie, she certainly made her beauty click through a still.
7. Kiran Rao in Dil Chahta Hai
It is said that Aamir and Kiran started their love saga from this very movie where the latter was seen in a miniscule role.
8. Zoya Akhtar in Kama Sutra – A Tale Of Love
The scene where Rekha is seen imparting dance lessons to a group of ladies in the movie also features Zoya as a student trying to grasp the moves.
9. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Sarfarosh
The ace actor who can be seen stealing the thunder of superstars in almost all the movies releasing nowadays, was once struggling to prove his talent. No wonder, we didn’t notice him in his struggling days. He also did some cameo roles in movies like ‘Shool’, ‘Black Friday’, ‘Munnabhai M.B.B.S’, and ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ before the industry realized his immense potential.
10. Subhash Ghai in Taal
This isn’t the only movie where Mr. Ghai chose to make his presence felt onscreen, even if for a fraction of a minute. He was also spotted in a couple of scenes in the movie ‘Yaadein’.
11. Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra in the song Ek Dujee Ke Vaaste (Dil To Pagal Hai)
One of the most soothing songs ever saw the late Yash Chopra and his wife Pamela Chopra in a frame together.
12. Jatin Lalit in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
The popular musical duo not only got nominated for Filmfare Awards for their music in the movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ but also featured for a few seconds in the music competition sequence in the same blockbuster.
13. Siddharth Anand in Salaam Namaste
The director of Salaam Namaste drives Preity Zinta in the climax of the movie and I bet you didn’t recognize him then. Did you?