We share 5 Bollywood actors (including Deepika Padukone) who hit it out of the park with their recent movie cameos that you might have missed!
Cameos in Bollywood movies are something else. These brief appearances by well-known actors or personalities, often in unexpected roles, add an element of surprise and excitement for the audience. Cameos allow filmmakers to pay tribute to legends of the industry, create memorable moments, or even inject humor into the narrative. Bollywood cameos are not just star-studded surprises; they also serve as a nod to the industry’s rich history and the music power among its stars. In essence, cameos in Bollywood movies are not merely fleeting appearances; they are delightful moments that celebrate the magic, unity, and star power of this vibrant film industry.
We went on search of some potentially underrated yet super interesting cameos that you might have missed out on. The past year and the current have been big for B-town cameos. Many among Deepika Padukone, to Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and the two magnanimous Khans of Bollywood were seen in some special cameos. Here are the most memorable yet recent cameos in Bollywood as per us:
1. Salman Khan In Pathaan
This one is clearly extra special for the Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan fans. Before Pathaan, the movies the two Khan’s have done together are quite limited: ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’. Fans had always been waiting with bated breath to watch the two share the silver screen and considering the tabloids of their tiff’s this cameo was big news. Not only did the Ek Tha Tiger actor, Salman Khan make a surprise appearance in Pathaan as his Tiger persona, he also gave the fans the cross over they werent expecting – Pathaan and Tiger.
Pathan released on January 25th, 2023. On his special appearance in Pathaan, Salman Khan said, “For Shah Rukh and I to come together on the big screen, it always needed a special film and I’m glad Pathaan is that film. When we did Karan Arjun, it was a blockbuster and now, Pathaan, which is part of YRF’s Spy Universe, has also turned out to be a blockbuster. I’m aware that audiences love to see us together on screen and I’m happy that they have given us so much love in Pathaan. I was floored when Adi narrated the sequence to me and told me about his vision to bring us together on screen again.”
2. Deepika Padukone In Cirkus
Deepika Padukone reprised her most cherished role of Meenama from Chennai Express in Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus in 2022, December. Albeit for just one song, but it garnered probably more love than the film did. Though seemingly, a departure from her choice in 2014, when she was quoted saying she does not do cameos.
Circkus was Rohit Shetty’s third collaboration with Ranveer Singh after Simmba and Sooryavanshi. The movie was a comedy of errors featuring Ranveer Singh in a double role. The real-life couple was seen opposite each other in an electrifying dance number “Current Laga.” We mean of-course anything with a Deepika dance number is not to be missed out on.
3. Sanjay Dutt In Jawan
Sanjay Dutt’s journey in Bollywood includes a wide array of characters, from the sad romantic to the formidable enemy. Renowned for his versatility as an actor and his captivating charisma, he has greatly influenced the Indian film industry. Notably, he has recently made an unexpected yet unforgettable guest appearance in the highly anticipated action-packed ‘Jawan,’ which released 7th September, 2023 leaving a lasting impression on both the film and its audience.
B-town’s Sanju Baba is seen essaying the role of a cop in the film, who is sent to negotiate with the anti-hero (Shah Rukh Khan as Azad). Fans are lauding Dutt’s performance and are enjoying his camaraderie with King Khan, they claim Sanjay Dutt absolutely killed it in the cameo.
4. Anushka Sharma In Qala
Qala, is Anvitaa Dutt’s film featuring Triptii Dimri and Babil Khan which grabbed headlines since its release in December, 2022. The film is a psychological thriller with a gripping plot. It also has a special appearance from actress Anushka Sharma who features in a greyscale montage of the track Ghodey Pe Sawaar, in which she plays a yesteryear actress lip-synching the track which has been sung by Qala (Triptii Dimri) in the film. A special family effort! Qala has been produced by Anushka Sharma’s brother Karnesh Sharma and the film released on Netflix.
Anushka Sharma looked scintillating as she featured as a yesteryear actress, she left everyone in surprise with her cameo in the movie and left fans pleasantly surprised. Fans thought it was beautiful to see her in a period piece with her charm, though some say it went unnoticed. (See, thats what we said)
5. Shahrukh Khan In Brahmastra
SRK dominated the world of Bollywood this year (and continues to), so much so he had been termed as the Cameo king by Indian press. Shahrukh Khan appeared in a couple films this year and the one before in cameos but one that stood out for us was his cameo in Brahmastra in September, 2022. He played the guardian and the wielder of the Vanarastra in the film. His character is named Mohan Bhargava who is a scientist and a member of the secret society guarding the ancient Astras. His role was a top fan favorite, he battled Mouni Roy and her hunch-men who are out there to get their hands on the scattered pieces of the celestial weapon Brahmastra.
So did you know about all of these? Which ones were your favorites?