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With Shah Rukh Khan essaying himself in his upcoming film Fan, we take a look at other actors who have played themselves in films…

Akshay Kumar in The Shaukeens


The Khiladi’s extended cameo in the film was a treat to watch. He constantly poked fun at himself and his films. He is shown to be the love of Lisa Haydon who is dying to meet him. And, how the three old men played by Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, who are lusting after her, help her meet Akshay forms the crux of the story.

Salman Khan in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani

In a bid to impress his lady love Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor tries to show off that he knowsSalman Khan, when he spots him. Katrina is shown to be a huge fan of Salman and when she asks him for an autograph, he gladly signs for her. It was literally a fan moment with Salman in his true superstar avatar!

Amitabh Bachchan in Bombay Talkies

Amitabh Bachchan has done cameos as himself in several films, but the one in Bombay Talkies had a story revolving around him. It was about a die-hard fan of Bachchan who travels from a small place in the North to Mumbai just to meet the superstar and give him murabba, as it was his father’s last wish! The realistic story had the fan standing outside Bachchan’s house Jalsa just like his several admirers do with the actor finally meeting and inviting him to his house. Several of his fans must be wishing for that!

Katrina Kaif in Bombay Talkies

It may have been a miniscule appearance, but Kat’s fairy turn in the film must have been a dream-come-true for several kids. The story was about a small boy, who wants to be a dancer like Katrina in the song Sheila Ki Jawani. The actress is seen talking to him about his passion for dancing in a dream sequence.

Dharmendra in Guddi

Jaya Bhaduri aka Guddi is a die-hard fan of the actor, so much so that she fancies herself to be in love with him. She even dreams of marrying her idol, till she meets him on a set and he explains to her the difference between reel and real life. Dharamendra in a cameo was a delight and you wish there was more of him in the film.

Govinda in Andaz Apna Apna

It was a very small cameo in which he teamed up with Juhi for a shooting sequence. When he meets Amar (Aamir Khan) in the film, he asks him why he doesn’t take up acting as he looks good! Very funny.

Ranbir Kapoor in Bhootnath Returns

The actor played himself in the film to encourage voting which was underway then. Amitabh Bachchan, who played a ghost is pitted against local MLA played by Boman Irani. Ranbir is shown pulling the leg of a crew member who does not have a voter ID card and chiding him.

Juhi Chawla in Andaz Apna Apna

The actress had a small but sweet cameo in the film opposite her Qayamat Se Qayamat co-star Aamir Khan. It’s when her car breaks down that she meets Amar (Aamir) and asks him for a lift on his cycle. They meet again and Amar dreams that he is marrying Juhi. That’s when he is rudely awakened by his father