The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil cast is getting glitzier by the minute. If Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Anushka Sharma coming together in a Karan Johar film were not good enough already, Fawad Khan was added to the mix.
Recently adding to the eagerness of the film’s release, the film director Karan Johar has confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan will be making a guest appearance in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, releasing in cinemas on 28th October 2016.
This was confirmed at the Toronto International Film Festival. When asked about this Karan Johar said “Shah Rukh and I have an amazing working rapport. I haven’t directed a film with him in the last seven years, but he did a scene for me recently in a film that is going to release in Diwali and after seven years when I directed him, I realised nothing had changed. He knew exactly what I was expecting of him and I knew exactly what he was going to do.” (As said to the Indian Express)
Shah Rukh Khan has been known to make guest appearances in films produced or directed by individuals who hold a special place in his heart since the start of his career.
Let’s take a look at Sha Rukh Khan’s top 5 cameos and extended guest appearances:
Shah Rukh Khan made an extended guest appearance in this controversial film at the behest of his friend Kamal Hassan, and he shined as the pathan Amjad Ali Khan. He and Kamal played archeologists in this period film. As Amjad, he left a mark on the audience and a lot of people wanted his role to be increased. That didn’t happen, but ‘Hey Ram’ got chosen as India’s official entry for the Oscars that year.
Shakti: The Power-
Shah Rukh Khan played a rustic drifter in this film called Jaisingh who helps Karisma’s character to get away from all the mess that was created by her father-in-law Nana Patekar. He played the character with aplomb and stayed away from going over the top. Even though the film failed commercially, his song with Aishwariya – ‘Ishq Kamina’ became a chartbuster that year.
Shah Rukh Khan played an IAS office in the movie named Yeshwant Rao. He appears in the film very late on in the second half as Tabu’s husband. Playing a supportive husband to an extremely talented actor like Tabu wasn’t an easy job but Shah Rukh Khan stood his own ground with his restrained performance. His pairing with Tabu was appreciated a lot, but sadly we still haven’t seen them do a feature film together.
In Bhootnath, Shah Rukh Khan had an extended appearance as the film’s child lead Banku. He played an engineer on a cruise line, and was only seen in a few scenes. He played a doting father to his son and had to support the Ghost (Amitabh Bachchan) to attain freedom. The film was a decent success, and much of it was thanks to Aman Siddiqui (Banku) and Amitabh Bachchan’s crackling joyous chemistry.
Luck By Chance-
Shah Rukh Khan had only one scene in this film, but that was the one scene which stayed with you long after the film was over. He appeared as himself and delivered some words of advice for Farhan Akhtar’s character which is essential for anyone who wants fame. It was felt, that the dialogues he mouthed were actually his own words.