Famous Films Which Were Assisted By Famous Actors

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You may know these stars for their body of work, or illustrious lineage . But, what if we told you that they first began as assistant directors in order to get a whiff of moviemaking in Bollywood? Well, this list will surely surprise you!

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Sidharth MalhotraWhile the actor made a buzz with his debut in SOTY, not many are aware that Malhotra forayed into Bollywood as an AD in Shah Rukh Khan’s much-loved movie My Name Is Khan. 

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Varun DhawanHis dad David Dhawan might be producing most of his films today, but the suave star began his journey in Bollywood as an AD in My Name Is Khan.

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Sonam Kapoor AhujaKapoor decided to hone her skills before she signed up for Saawariya. The stylish mama assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black, before she was eventually roped in as one of his lead stars in a big-budget project.

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Vicky KaushalHe might be an A-lister at the moment. BBut, before his big Bollywood break, Kaushal assisted Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur.

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Ranveer SinghA quirky style sense aside, Singh is one of the most loved actors in Bollywood today. Before making it big on-screen, he started his journey as an AD on the sets of Bunty Aur Babli.

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Hrithik RoshanThe Greek God of Bollywood is one of the finest actors today. However, he kickstarted his career by assisting papa Roshan in movies like King Uncle and Karobaar. 

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Ranbir KapoorBefore making his big Bollywood debut with Saawariya, Ranbir worked as an AD in films like Black and Aa Ab Laut Chalen.