The lead and supporting actors are often at the center of the limelight and we end up missing out on the short cameos by various other actors and directors. One might have watched a movie 100s of times but still wouldn’t notice these small cameos by popular actors and directors of today.
1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003)
Before Nawazuddin made his debut with Patang (2012), he kept working in short bits. Siddiqui appeared in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S in a very short role as a pickpocketer. The role was very brief and hence went unnoticed.
2. Kiran Rao - Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Way before her days as a director, Kiran Rao made a small appearance in Dil Chahta Hai. If rumours are to be believed, this is where she met Aamir Khan.
3. Zoya Akhtar - Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love (1996)
Renowned director, Zoya Akhtar made her on-screen debut in Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love with a small role as a disciple of Rasa Devi. Her role was appreciated by all yet it fell into obscurity since Zoya switched to directing.
4. Shahid Kapoor - Taal (1999)
Shahid Kapoor started his career in Bollywood as a background dancer before making his big debut. He was, after all, Shiamak Daavar’s best student. He made a small appearance as a background dancer in the movie Taal.
5. Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra - Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)
The famous director Yash Chopra, along with his wife, made an appearance in the song Ek Duje Ke Vaste of Dil Toh Pagal Hai. The couple were seen posing quite beautifully and romantically.
6. Karan Johar and Farah Khan - Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Being the good friends they are, Karan Johar and Farah Khan made a cameo in Kal Ho Na Ho together. They’re sitting in Jenny’s restaurant during their screen-time. Was this planned or only due to a lack of extras is anybody’s guess.
7. Geeta Kapoor - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Geeta Kapoor, one of the judges on Dance India Dance, actually made a cameo in the song Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi in the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She was assisting Farah Khan back then who was the choreographer of the movie.
8. John Abraham - Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
John Abraham made a special appearance as himself in the beginning of the movie. Though the movie was a box office hit, not many people remember John’s cameo in it.