Has it happened to you that when you are watching your fave movie for the zillionth time and you suddenly spot a known face that you haven’t noticed in all the times you have seen the same movie? If yes, I am sure you would love this special feature. Many film-makers are known to put their friends in walk on parts in their movies. Sometimes they would even put themselves in their own movies a la Alfred Hitchcock and M Night Shyamalan. If you have ardently watched Subhash Ghai movies, you would know that the man would pop up any time in his trademark hat, especially during a song. Even Prakash Jha is known to do walk on parts in his movies like Aarakshan and Satyagraha, before he launched himself as an actor in Jai Gangaajal last year.
But it’s not just the directors, even actors are known to do blink and miss appearances in their friends’ movies. And then are those appearances that actors make before they have a proper launch as a lead actor, like Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor. Here are 15 such blink and miss appearances you might and might not have noticed in your fave movies.
Tabu in Main Hoon Na
It might take some viewings but you will surely notice Tabu in the scene where she is shown completely appalled by Shah Rukh Khan showing off his bad moves just before the college prom.
Alia Bhatt in Ugly
Alia Bhatt put up a blink and you miss appearance in Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly, where she played Tejaswini Kolhapure’s younger self. Watch it again if you missed it the first time, but the movie’s ‘ugly’ premise might be off-putting for some.
Shahid Kapoor in Taal/Dil Toh Pagal Hai
It’s part of Bollywood folklore now that Shahid Kapoor was a part of the background dancer troupe in both Taal and DTPH.
Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra in Dil Toh Pagal Hai
The late legend made a small appearance in ths song of his own movie, along with his blushing wife during Ek Duje Ke Vaaste song.
Abhishek Bachchan in Shamitabh
Bachchan Jr is well-known for his cameos, but his appearance in Shamitabh is something only an eagle eye can catch.
Kareena Kapoor Khan in Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai
Call it the case of huge oversight. Kareena Kapoor was supposed to make her debut with this Hrithik Roshan launchpad, and she had even shot for a couple of scenes before she was replaced by Ameesha Patel. Unfortunately, one of her scenes still made it to the final product, though it may take some very keen concentration to spot her.
Jugal Hansraj in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Jugal Hansraj had a walk-on part in Karan Johar’s magnum family drama where he played Hrithik Roshan’s friend at the start of the movie.
Bipasha Basu in Viruddh
Back in those days when they were dating, Bipasha Basu put in a blink and miss appearance in John Abraham’s family drama, Viruddh, that also had Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Manish Malhotra, Nikhil Advani and Farah Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Manish Malhotra and Farah Khan are seen laughing at Kajol in the backdrop when her character Anjali comes dressed for the first time in girly clothes. Farah Khan again makes an appearance when little Anjali watches The Neelam Show, along with Kal Ho Naa Ho director Nikhil Advani. Wow, it looks like whatever she was playing in the movie also waited for 8 years to get true love like Kajol’s character.
Karan Johar and Farah Khan
Karan Johar and Farah Khan are seen as patrons in the Indian restaurant owned by Jaa Bachchan’s character, during its relaunch scene, where they are served by Saif Ali Khan’s Rohit.
Akshay Kumar in Aaj
Before he made his lead debut in Saugandh, Akshay Kumar was seen in a 7-second appearance in Raj Kiran’s Aaj, where he played a karate instructor with no dialogues.
Adhuna and Reema Kagti in Rock On
Hairstylist and Farhan Akhtar‘s ex-wife Adhuna, along with Talaash director Reema Kagti, made appearances in the audience during the final performance in Rock On.
Jatin-Lalit in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Not only did they give one of their best scores for this Aamir Khan coming of age drama, they also appeared in miniscule roles during the university’s sing and dance competition.
Ruskin Bond in 7 Khoon Maaf
The creator of Jungle Book was seen as a priest in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s dark thriller that was based on Ruskin Bond’s short story, Susanna’s Seven Husbands.
Arshad Warsi and Sajid Khan in Aag Se Khelenge
In one of his tweets, Sajid Khan had revealed that he and Arshad Warsi. along with choreographer Longinus and DJ Akbar Sami, were part of a song from this forgettable Jeetendra, Anil Kapoor and Kimi Katkar movie.