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Dharma's most special, song 'n' dance star appearances

May 09, 2019 12:38 IST

Stars make Karan Johar's world go round.

There are stars in his movies. There are stars on his show. Sometimes there are stars on his clothes too.

We aren't surprised how often his company Dharma Productions ropes in stars to sing and dance for that extra something in his movies, says Sukanya Verma.

Take a look. Got a favourite? Vote below.

 

Alia Bhatt, Student of the Year 2

The original SOTY alumna gets all slinky and smouldering for the Hook Up Song opposite Tiger Shroff.

Though it's a bit like watching a precocious kid role play, props to Alia for channelling her inner Bipasha.

 

Alia Bhatt, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Before Hook Up, there was The Break Up Song, where the KJo discovery shows up for a few seconds as Anushka Sharma's deejay pal.

 

Kriti Sanon, Kalank

Kriti Sanon demonstrates her proficiency at jhatkas matkas in the poorly timed Aira Gaira number.

Among other things it shows the till now sombre Aditya Roy Kapoor transform into an energiser bunny.

 

Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Madhuri's dance is always an occasion for celebration.

And the actress with a million dollar smile gives us plenty to cheer about as she twirls her ghagra alongside a smitten Ranbir Kapoor in the catchy track from Ayan Mukerji's sophomore effort.

 

Arshad Warsi, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade, Simmba

Rohit Shetty's Golmaal team add in a touch of fun to Simmba's Aankh Maare remix.

Mostly though it's nostalgic to watch Arshad Warsi, on whom the original from his debut Tere Mere Sapne was picturised, doing his signature move for the potboiler co-produced by Dharma and Shetty.

 

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Brothers

Bebo turns on the heat for her item song, Mera Naam Mary in the same bawdy tradition as Dabangg's Fevicol and Heroine's Halkat Jawani. But Brothers bombed anyway.

 

Katrina Kaif, Agneepath

Close on the heels of Sheila Ki Jawani, the svelte Katrina Kaif bombarded the screen with some more sexual aggression for Agneepath's chartbuster item number, Chikni Chameli.

 

Kajol, Student of the Year

KJo's friend turned foe turned friend again Kajol graciously sneaks in a mandatory special appearance for Student of the Year's The Disco Song.

 

Shraddha Kapoor, Ungli

Favourite of dance-themed movies like ABCD 2 and Street Dancer 3D, Shraddha struts and twerks away to glory in and as Dance Basanti for Dharma's little-remembered Ungli.

 

Esha Gupta, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

When Kareena and Imran Khan reunited for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, everyone hoped for a sweet surprise like Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

Nothing about the movie caught our attention. Not the stars. Not the songs. Not Esha Gupta's Dhat Teri Ki nightclub number.

 

Shilpa Shetty, Dostana

When not caricaturing gays, Dostana keeps its focus on hot beach bodies.

Shilpa Shetty shows up too, if only briefly, to flaunt her super fit frame and mantra for success -- Shut Up and Bounce.

 

Kajol and John Abraham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

If the hunky John Abraham pops up inside a DJ booth during Where's the Party Tonight, Kajol shakes a leg with the Bachchans -- Amitabh and Abhishek -- for Rock and Roll Soniye in K Jo's star-studded take on extra-marital affairs.

 

Kajol and Rani Mukerji, Kal Ho Naa Ho

KJo's lucky charms -- Kajol (a month after delivering firstborn Nysa, hence only close-ups) and Rani Mukerji -- pitch in some Manish Malhotra styled glamour to the already dazzling festivities in Kal Ho Naa Ho's Mahi Ve.

 

Rani Mukerji, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Karan Johar's desire to repeat the main star cast of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in his next Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham resulted in Rani's extended cameo.

It's a bit role, but everyone will remember Big B and SRK flanking her in the foot-tapping Shaava Shaava.

 

Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora, Kaal

When Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan co-produced the supernatural adventure Kaal, KJo thought it would be a cool idea to bring back the Chaiyya Chaiyya jodi for another item number, namely, Kaal Dhamaal.

When quizzed about being an 'item boy,' the star replied, 'I did it because Karan asked me to. I can't say no to a friend.'

 

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SUKANYA VERMA in Mumbai