Anyone who has been someone on the silver screen considers themselves to be a star in the Indian film industry. But when it comes to superstars, there are only a handful. Not all have been able to add that super to their stardom and the reason is directly related to the seats they fill when their films hit theatres on a Friday. So when these superstars appear in an extended cameo, it definitely is worth talking about. It has been a trend of sorts lately for stars like Shahrukh, Aamir, Akshay, and Salman to play the supporting role in films.
According to the director of Secret Superstar, Advait Chandan, Aamir Khan amplified the success of Secret Superstar with his ‘extended cameo’. The movie May be slow at the box office but Aamir was convinced that he would be part of the film. A film that he also produced.
Shahrukh Khan was seen in Dear Zindagi in 2016. It was one of the better films produced that year and Khan was in great form. His over the top portrayals of a Gujarati Don, a guide or even a fan of himself did little for him at the box office. But with Jahangir Khan, the King proved yet again that his stay at the top of the celebrity pile wasn’t a fluke.
Salman Khan, though, has his own reasons for a cameo. For Judwaa2, Khan or Khans appear for a single screen. It’s more of a gimmick than a cameo really.
Amitabh Bachchan has made a killing taking up supporting roles lately. His award-winning performance in Pink and Piku being his latest.
Bahu Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too had the supporting role to thank for her first hit after her sabbatical. Rai went out of her comfort zone to play the seductress in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. And while it was a small part, it was rather well received by her fans.
They say there are no small roles, only small actors. And Priyanka Chopra is a living example of that. PeeCee was referring to her upcoming project A Kid Like Jake at the Toronto Film Festival recently. “The lead cast is Claire Danes and Jim Parsons. But, it's such an incredible story. It's based on a play, it's a first-time director. It's about a four-year-old child who has a gender crisis and the parents don't know how to deal with it. He wants to be Rapunzel instead of Spider-Man. How the school reacts and I'm the neighbour whose son doesn't have gender issues and they are friends. You have people like Octavia Spencer. You have such incredible actors who have come together just to do four or six scenes. That's the only thing that I miss in India,” she said.But with big stars now warming up to smaller roles back home, looks like Priyanka may not have any complaints after all.