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11 Celebrity Cameos and Star Lookalikes in Bollywood Movies We Didn’t Notice Earlier

Now, who doesn’t like to be pleasantly surprised. When you can walk into a movie theater, you already know the expected cast and genre. But the beauty of cameos and special appearances is that back then they were usually unannounced and added that extra excitement.

While most use it to promote their movies, until a few years ago it was a big thriller. Here’s a look at the cameos and even celebrity lookalikes that made you go, wait whaaaa!

1. Big B in Vinglish English

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Gauri Shinde’s first director English Vinglish moved him so much he was left in tears. It was also the main reason Big B took on a guest appearance. He returned with Sridevi after many years of meeting her on a flight as a seasoned traveler.

2. Salman Khan in Phata Poster Nikala Hero

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Some celebrities are quick to poke fun at themselves and Salman is one of them. He always ends up doing a favor for his friends in the film fraternity. Shahid’s character in the film is smitten by a star and big Salman fan and ends up meeting him.

3. Vicky Kaushal in Luv Shav Tey Chicken Khurana

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Before Uri and Masaan, Vicky Kaushal starred in Kunal Kapur’s film. He made his screen debut in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana as a young Omi.

4. Ruskin Bond in Saath Khoon Maaf

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Did you know Ruskin Bond starred in the film’s climax as a Catholic priest? Yes, you heard right. The author played a small role in the film, of a priest. Not only that, he even collaborated on the script, developing the short story into an 80-page short story.

5. Tabu to Main Hoon Na

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The super talented actress has done many roles in SRK movies. And Main Hoon Na was no different. Farah believed that Tabu was her lucky charm and therefore wanted her to make her directorial debut.

6. Shashi Tharoor looks alike in Andaz Apna Apna

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We all missed it when we first saw the movie, but the internet was quick enough to spot the Shashi Tharoor lookalike, or so it says. Now, every time Amar-Prem gets on the bus, it’s hard not to see that person. Shashi Tharoor tweeted that it wasn’t him and he was working in the US, but we really think he would have made a big star. Say what?

7. Subroto Roy in Gupt

The pandemic made me go back to watching old movies. In the first half hour of the film while Raj Babbar is still alive and leading a meeting, one can’t help but notice the man behind him. Although we know that Subroto Roy produced movies, but this lookalike makes us wonder if he ever featured in one, just like that. Too good to be fake, right?

8. Dharmendra to Guddi

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In the film, Jaya Bhaduri as Guddi is shown as a big fan of Dharmendra. Dharmendra gave us some very funny moments, while playing the underdog, and is weak compared to the guy who likes Guddi, just to prove that if actors are shown fighting bad guys all by themselves in a movie, it’s is a difficult task indeed!

9 . Twinkle Khanna in Tees Maar Khan

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Can we say this was his most honest performance. Filmmaker Farah Khan is known for her behind-the-scenes and elegant end-credit sequences. Farah ‘Tees Maar’ Khan asked her lead actor’s wife, Twinkle, to do the usual end credits sequence and she killed her look.

10. Sanjay Dutt in Ra.One

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Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra reunited for action-packed cameos in Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One, directed by Anubhav Sinha.

11. Saif Ali Khan in Dolly Ki Doli

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While we knew Pulkit Samrat, Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma played the role of Dolly’s groom, what we didn’t know was Saif Ali Khan’s cameo role in the film. Saif plays the role of a prince from Rajasthan and he does it well.

(Also read: 11 Bollywood celebrities and their lookalikes that will have you wondering if you’ll ever meet yours)