After making a spectacular debut behind the camera with the poetic ‘Dhobi Ghaat’, Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao is gearing up for a cameo in her actor-husband’s much-anticipated next ‘Peekay’.
According to the Indian media, director Rajkumar Hirani has succeeded in convincing Kiran to step in front of the camera for a wee bit. “Raju wants to keep it as a surprise element,” reported an insider.
‘Dil Chahta Hai’
Interestingly, this isn’t her first cameo. She had made a fleeting appearance in Aamir’s magnum opus ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, only they were not married at the time.
In the boy-gang classic, Kiran was featured for a few seconds in the hotel check-in scene where the boys were trapped by a chirpy, obsessive girl admirer.
Now, we take a step back in time to look at some of the few star-wife cameos in Bollywood.
‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’
Aamir’s first wife Reena
It was for Aamir’s cult movie ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ for the song ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ that he was seen with his first wife Reena Dutta.
He was seen stroking her hair during the famous song routine, only at the time, not many people knew that they were married.
‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’
Imran’s wife Avantika Malik
In keeping with family traditions, Aamir’s nephew Imran Khan’s wife Avantika has also stepped in front of the camera a few times already.
She was seen in a passing shot in ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, and later in ‘I Hate Luv Storys’.
That’s not all, she even matched his step in the famed ‘Aunty-ji’ song in his most recent rom-com ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’.
Farhan Akhtar’s wife Adhuna
It’s no secret that Farhan’s directorial debut also launched his wife Adhuna’s Bollywood career as a hairstylist.
Her creative styles for the three stars in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ was a rage among the Bollywood crowd, and she soon upped the stakes for Farhan’s next movie ‘Lakshya’.
But, it was during his acting debut in ‘Rock on!!!’ that Adhuna made her cameo as well. She was seen cheering him during a rock concert, along with his screen wife Prachi Desai.
Neetu makes a comeback alongside Rishi
Before taking on full-fledged roles, Neetu Kapoor’s comeback featured her in a charming cameo alongside her actor-husband Rishi Kapoor in ‘Love, Aaj Kal’.
It was after the tremendous response they received for that few-minute-part that Neetu and Rishi took on the fun escapades of an aged middle-class family in ‘Do Dooni Chaar’.
‘Tees Maar Khan’
Akshay’s wife Twinkle
Although Twinkle Khanna had attempted to take on acting full-time, Bollywood wasn’t as accepting and forced her to quit early on in her career.
She went on to marry the famous actor Akshay Kumar, and take on designer roles outside the spotlight.
The exception was made for Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’ in the ‘Happy Ending’ track that featured the credits of the movie.
‘Om Shanti Om’
SRK’s wife Gauri
With a flourishing role as a film producer and an interior designer, Gauri Khan has taken on screen jobs only with her actor-husband Shah Rukh Khan.
Whether it’s for advertisements or TV shows, Gauri hasn’t stepped in front of the camera without SRK by her side.
Her walk-on appearance in SRK’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ was during the credit rolls to highlight her role as the film producer and nothing else.