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10 Times Filmmakers Made A Cameo In Their Own Movies And We Failed To Notice

By Sukriti Hora 09 February, 2018 4 min read
10 Times Filmmakers Made A Cameo In Their Own Movies And We Failed To Notice

Professionally these people are directors but who doesn’t like a little on-camera show sometimes? Directors appearing in their own movies is a trend Bollywood has been witnessing for a long time but mostly they go unnoticed by the audience.

Here’s a list of Bollywood’s ace directors who made a cameo in their own movies!

1) Prakash Jha

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Prakash is a director who is mostly known for his political understanding and most of his movies revolve around the same. The director also made a cameo in his movie ‘Satyagraha’. He says it was an instinctive decision to feature in the scene.

2) Siddharth Anand

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Director of Salmaan Namaste made an appearance in his own movie as he played the character of a Punjabi taxi driver to Preity Zinta during the climax sequence. He also made a cameo in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno‘ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

3) Karan Johar

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Karan has made cameos in a lot of movies but the one time when he appeared on camera during his own movie was ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna‘ as a passenger on the train in which Shahrukh Khan is traveling.

4) Yash Chopra

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I am sure most of us have seen ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai‘ and if you remember the opening sequence of the movie, you would have noticed that it starts with Yash Chopra and his wife Pamela, sitting together on a bench with ‘Ek Duje Ke Vaaste’ playing in the background.

5) Ayan Mukerji

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Ayan made a cameo not once but twice in his movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani‘ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. He played one of the wedding guests and was spotted in the song ‘Badtameez Dil’ pouring drinks. In his second appearance, he is spotted sitting next to Ranbir Kapoor who is singing ‘Kabhie Kabhie Mere Dil Mein’.

6) Prabhu Deva

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We all know Prabhu has got the moves like Jagger and he does not miss out on any opportunity to show us his brilliant talent. He is often seen shaking a leg in his cameo roles in movies like ‘Rowdy Rathore‘, ‘Action Jackson‘ and ‘Singh is Bling‘.

7) Madhur Bhandarkar


Madhur Bhandarkar made a cameo in his movie ‘Fashion‘ and played the character of someone who is researching on the life of models as he plans on making a movie about it. We see what you did here, Madhur.

8) Kunal Deshmukh


Kunal made a cameo in ‘Raja Natwarlal‘ playing the character of a passerby in the mall whose wallet is picked by Emraan Hashmi. However, Kunal did not intend to make an appearance but when the junior artist did not turn up and the shoot was getting delayed, he decided to take this impromptu decision.

9) Farah Khan

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When it comes to making appearances, Farah Khan surely knows how to do it with style. She usually makes her end credits sequence very peppy and is always seen in a new avatar when the movie ends. She also makes it a point to ensure that her entire team is introduced to the viewers when the movie ends.

10) Remo D’souza


Choreographer turned director, Remo surprised his fans not only with his movie directing skills but also by making an appearance in both his movies ‘ABCD: Any Body Can Dance‘ and ‘ABCD-2‘.

The love for camera never really fades away even when you are the director of the movie. Do you know of more directors who made a debut in their movies? Let us know.

Written by
Sukriti Hora
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