Viewers of Jawan are raving about Deepika Padukone's cameo as Aishwarya in the movie and are captivated by the incredible chemistry she shares with Shah Rukh Khan, tracing back to their initial collaboration in Om Shanti Om (2007).
Jawan boasts an ensemble cast featuring Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sunil Grover, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Ridhi Dogra, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Ashlesha Thakur, Aaliyah Qureishi, Leher Khan, Girija Oak, and another cameo by Sanjay Dutt. However, it's Deepika Padukone's powerful yet brief appearance that has left a lasting impression on the audience, with fans acknowledging that she stole the spotlight during her moments on screen, even in the absence of Shah Rukh Khan.
This isn't the first time Padukone has made an impact with a cameo appearance. In the past, even without an official cameo, her mere presence in Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra generated immense attention, sparking numerous theories about her role in Brahmastra Part 2. Padukone also made a notable guest appearance in Ranveer Singh's films Cirkus and 83.
As she once again garners acclaim for her performance, let's pause to remember a few more recent guest appearances that made a lasting impact in the past.
5 Cameos In Bollywood Movies That Stole The Show
Shraddha Kapoor In Bhediya
Shraddha Kapoor pleasantly surprised her fans with a cameo appearance in the song Thumkeshvari from Kriti Sanon's Bhediya, leaving them excited. Despite the brief appearance, fans couldn't contain their excitement as it revived hopes for a sequel to Stree. The song quickly gained popularity on YouTube and social media platforms. Finally, after much anticipation, the sequel to Stree is now officially in the works, with updates from the makers confirming its development. Interestingly, both films are made in the Indian horror comedy universe by Dinesh Vijan.
Speaking of the Indian movie universe, there's another intriguing one: the spy universe created by YRF. This spy universe includes films like Tiger, War, and the recent release Pathaan, which created a buzz on the internet due to a cameo appearance by Salman Khan as Tiger.
Nushrratt Bharuccha in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar
Luv Ranjan's latest romantic comedy, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar marked Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor's first-time collaboration. What's even more exciting was the special cameo appearance by two of Luv Ranjan's favourite actors, Kartik Aaryan and Nushrratt Bharuccha. Their dialogue in the film brought back memories of their iconic characters from Pyar ka Punchnama and left fans in theatres feeling nostalgic.
Priyanka Chopra In Bajirao Mastani
While this cameo may be from some time ago, it remains quite noteworthy. Priyanka Chopra's portrayal of Kashi Bai in Bajirao Mastani was truly remarkable, as she completely embodied the character, often outshining the lead pair. Her ability to convey a wide range of emotions was captivating, making Kashi Bai a standout and a refreshing presence in the film. Her exceptional performance left audiences sympathising more with her character than simply focusing on the romantic angle between Bajirao and Mastani (Deepika Padukone).
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Karan Johar's film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featured several cameo appearances, but two that are still fondly remembered are those of Lisa Haydon and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Despite their brief appearances, these characters have left a lasting impression on the audience. On one hand, Haydon's character brought laughter whenever she appeared on screen, while Rai's character captivated everyone with her grace, and it was the most unusual role she has played to date.
Do you recall any other brief appearances by female actors that you found memorable in movies?
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