Bollywood actors who have appeared in Hindi TV shows
Movie promotions are quite a big deal in India. Whether it’s hosting a traditional press conference or going on a nationwide tour, the strategies only get more elaborate over the years. One method that remains unchallenged appears in Hindi television broadcasts. Many of our biggest Bollywood stars have appeared on TV shows (with rather problematic storylines), only to promote their films. Whether it works or not, we’ll tell you in the next episode … but here are some examples to blow your mind.
a) Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor on ‘Kumkum Bhagya’
For their film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘, the main pair appeared on the show for one episode. They look so uncomfortable on the show, it almost looks like they’ve been asked to smile at gunpoint. Also, have you counted how many times the word “prem” comes into the conversation? MDR
b) Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on âSaath Nibhaana Saathiyaâ
Before, we had to rack our brains’Rasode mein kaun tha? ‘, SRK and Kajol did it for us. For their film Dilwale, the duo made an appearance to help sort out some relationship issues (uh, you mean the whole series?)
c) Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor on ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’
For their film, Find Fanny, the duo appeared for an episode of the show in 2014. Deepika wears a printed midi bodycon dress that clearly was NOT the show’s style theme.
d) Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone on ‘Swaragini’
When Bajirao Mastani was about to come out, the main pair found themselves on the sets of the Colors TV show to promote their film. The now viral photo of Ranveer proposing to Deepika was actually taken on the sets of that show.
e) Amitabh Bachchan on âTaarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmahâ
In 2014, Amitabhji appeared in the series. The creators of the series even spent a few episodes building the âbhootâ context of his film, The return of Bhootnath. #Devotion
f) Ranbir Kapoor on ‘Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara’
To promote the iconic Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the actor made an appearance in the series. While we cannot comment on the nature of the show, we can say that its name is fun AF.
Main image credit: Rashmi Sharma Telefilms + Balaji Telefilms