Kunal Kemmu, Ayan Mukerji to Anurag Kashyap: 5 Directors who made interesting cameos in their films!

The tradition of directors making cameo appearances in their films is a delightful Easter egg for cinephiles. There have been times when several directors have surprised the audience and have made impressive cameos in their films. Subhash Ghai, known for his larger-than-life films, was known for these cameo appearances in his projects. From Pardes to Taal, Ghai appears as a passerby during pivotal scenes. His cameos are almost a signature move, eagerly anticipated by fans who look forward to spotting him. Here’s a look at 5 notable Bollywood directors who have made some interesting cameos in their films:

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar, a multifaceted talent in Bollywood, is known for his work as a director, producer, actor, and singer. In his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Farhan made a subtle appearance. He can be spotted in the scene where Aamir Khan’s character, Akash, is bidding farewell to his friends at the airport. This cameo, though brief, adds a personal touch to the film that redefined youth cinema in India.

Kunal Kemmu

Kunal Kemmu, known for his acting prowess, stepped into the director’s chair for the first time with the recent hit Madgaon Express. In this film, Kunal not only did impressive direction but also made a cameo appearance and left everyone equally in splits. His cameo served as a pleasant surprise, blending his dual talents seamlessly.

Farah Khan

Farah made an appearance in her directorial Om Shanti Om starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. She was seen as the aggressive junior artist next to whom Om Prakash danced during the ‘Om Shanti Om’ song shooting (during the credit titles at the beginning of the film).

Ayan Mukerji

Director Ayan Mukerji made two cameo appearances in his film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. His first appearance is in the song ‘Badtameez Dil’, where he is seen sitting down and pouring drinks. His second appearance is during a scene where he is sitting next to Ranbir Kapoor, who is singing ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata Hai’.

Anurag Kashyap

Director Anurag Kashyap made cameo appearances in several of his initial films including Dev D and Black Friday before doing full-fledged roles.

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