Naseeruddin Shah is one of Bollywood’s most underrated actors, and his resume consists of some of Bollywood’s most illustrious movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Masum. However, the actor also has some fun and impactful cameos in films that are too good to miss.
Naseeruddin Shah, one of the most brilliant actors we know
There are so many great roles the veteran actor did justice to. We know him from a lot of serious movies like A Wednesday and Ichqiyabut the actor also masters other genres.
In an old interview with First postthe actor shared that he felt he “got cast as a serious actor too early in my career and was having a hard time shedding that mantle. I never got the chance to play in as many comedies as I would have liked.
We know, however, from watching his hilarious and funny cameos, that he would have been a great fit for many comedies we love!
Fun and Memorable Naseeruddin Shah Cameos in Bollywood Movies
1. ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’
Winning the award for one of romantic comedy’s funniest cameos, Naseeruddin Shah’s role as a speaking portrayer in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na remains hilarious proof of its incredible reach. The banter between him and Ratna Pathak Shah in the film is funny enough to bring viewers to tears.
2. ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’
Considered one of the best travel films, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is only enhanced with Naseeruddin Shah’s cameo as Farhan Akhtar’s father. His dry humor, funny mannerisms and witty dialogues make him the main focus of the scenes he finds himself in. Shah’s performance is perfect!
The 2005 fantasy film, Paheli, was quite entertaining and quite funny. Even though SRK and Rani Mukerji stole most of the show, Naseeruddin’s role is an integral part of the show. He voices one of the puppets who tells the story (and his wife, Ratna Pathak Shah, provides the voice for the other puppet).
4. ‘Krish 3’
This whole movie is pretty ridiculous, but it’s the top pick if you’re looking for a fun, entertaining, and insane movie. Naseeruddin Shah plays the main villain, Dr. Siddhant Arya, a James Bond villain who delivers great lines on a ridiculous concept.
5. ‘Hand Hoon Na’
Super hot in a military uniform, Naseeruddin graces the opening minutes of this iconic film with his presence. As the deceased father of Major Ram Prasad Sharma, his presence is felt throughout the film, and damn it is heavy!
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