In Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap star’s experimental film, Netflix said, AK vs AK. The title is for Anurag Kashyap vs Anil Kapoor. In the film, Anurag and Anil played fictional versions of themselves on screen. Anurag played the role of a director, who forces superstar Anil to act in his reality-film by kidnapping his daughter, Sonam Kapoor. Yes, she also plays on screen herself. Earlier, Netflix released the series, Masaba Masaba, Where famous designer Masaba Gupta played a fictionalized version of herself. This will not be the first instance when a celebrity plays a fictionalized version of herself on screen. Matt LeBlanc called himself the TV show, Episode. Masaba Masaba: From Kiara Advani to Malavika Mohanan, all celeb cameos in Masaba, Nina Gupta’s Netflix series (SPOILER ALERT).
There have been many such projects in Bollywood, where actors have played themselves on screen in cameo appearances. Dennis Richards played a fictionalized version of himself in Akshay Kumar’s film, Kambakkht IshRemember Pra Govinda and Juhi Chalva Style of onesThe Salman Khan has done this twice – Awesome love story And Phata poster nickel hero. Katrina Kaif plays herself for a segment Bombay talkies. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan performed their fictional Of and. Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Shetty, Ranbir Kapoor have all done it! AK vs AK trailer: Anil Kapoor was discovered with Kidnapped Sonam Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap and his look was Raw and Real (see video).
Today, we are going to list films where actors are playing their own version, which is a key element of the plot – something important and not just a celebrity look.
Rishi Kapoor in Chintu Ji
Rishi Kapoor himself plays a fictionalized version who indulges in politics. However, he continues to make films after moving to a small town to realize his political dreams.
Dharmendra in Guddi
Jaya Bachchan made her Hindi film debut with this Hrishikesh Mukherjee film. She played the role of a girl with Dharmendra, who played herself.
Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS Returns
It does not get more meta than this. In this horror film, Sunny Leone played the role of herself, an actress who is working in a film in which she has to play a character named Ragini, who in turn is a fictionalized version of the lead lead of Ragini MMS. Wait, there’s more. And Ragini MMS, the original, was told based on a true story. Yes, it is hard to follow.
Akshay Kumar in The Shaukeens
Akshay Kumar played a version of himself in the film The Shaukeens. Lisa Haydon’s character is with her, while three really oldies accompany her. Funny movie, check it out.
Directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film features a host of actors playing themselves on screen. Amol Palekar, Soni Razdan and Shabana Azmi played fictionalized versions of themselves on screen in a film about a Murder Mystery on the set of a film.
In this 1994 thriller film Mithun Chakraborty appears in an extended cameo playing himself on screen. The film did not do well for Chunky Pandey playing the lead role. He then moved to Bangladesh.
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It may be the weakest film made in Bollywood for a long time. The only thing we can appreciate for this film is its effort in Meta Humor. Karan Johar also played a fictionalized version of himself on screen with another character named Arjun.
“As myself” has become a very popular trope in entertainment. By default, it adds a dash of humor and intrigue when a celebrity plays herself on screen. Can you think of any such examples? Let us know by tweeting @latestly.
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