7 B'wood stars who appeared as child actors in their parents' film

Sulagna D
·3 min read

As per Variety, American actor Vin Diesel is going to share screen space with his son in the upcoming 'Fast and Furious' installment.

The actor's 10-year-old son, Vincent Sinclair, will make his acting debut in 'F9' as the younger version of his father's beloved character, Dominic Toretto. According to the report, the actor's son filmed his scenes back in 2019 and reportedly received a daily rate of USD 1,005.

This is not the first time we've seen a major actor and his/her kid in the movie together. Remember 'Pursuit of Happiness' with Will Smith and his adorable little son Jaden Smith?

In Bollywood too, we have spotted our current heartthrobs making an appearance in their parents' movies at a very young age. Here are a few of them who we managed to dig out from the internet.

Hrithik Roshan in 'Bhagwan Dada' and 'Aap Ke Deewane', starring with his father Rakesh Roshan

In 1980, Hrithik Roshan, who was six years old during filming of the movie 'Aap Ke Deewane', appeared as the child-version of the character played by his father, where he shared his tricycle with another child on a beach. The movie also co-starred Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim.

In 1986, Hrithik Roshan played a part in his father's movie as his son, Govinda. The movie is about a criminal who becomes morally redeemed through his love for a child.

Aryan Khan in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam' and 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna', starring with dad Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan's widely popular films, 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' (2001) and 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' (2206) also saw a glimpse of his son Aryan as a kid. In 'K3G', Aryan played the role of junior Shah Rukh Khan in the opening song of the film.

In 'KANK', Aryan played soccer player who scored the final goal. But the scene was reportedly removed from the film after the final edit as it didn’t seem too convincing.

Rishi Kapoor in 'Mera Naam Joker', starring as the younger version of his father Raj Kapoor

In the iconic 1970 film, which also stars Simi Garewal, Kseniya Ryabinkina and Padmini, Rishi Kapoor, the son of Raj Kapoor, made his debut as the younger version of the protagonist. 

The film is one of the lengthiest films of Indian cinema, with two intervals in between. Rishi Kapoor took home the National Film Award of Best Child Artist for this film.

Sanjay Dutt in 'Reshma Aur Shera', starring with his father Sunil Dutt

Sanjay Dutt was first seen on the big screen in this multi-starrer 1971 film, starring dad with Waheeda Rehman, and Big B, Vinod Khanna and Amrish Puri in supporting roles. Sanjay Dutt, who was 12 years at the time, appeared briefly as a Qawwali singer in his first film appearance.

Saif Ali Khan in 'Mausam', starring with mother Sharmila Tagore

Mausam
Mausam

Loosely based on the novel The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin, this 1975 romantic musical film stars Sanjeev Kumar and Sharmila Tagore in the lead roles. Saif Ali Khan, who was about five years old that time, made his first onscreen appearance as a child in the crowd.

Raj Kapoor in 'Inquilab', starring with his father Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor
Prithviraj Kapoor

'Inquilab' is a 1935 film which is set amid the earthquake in Bihar. The film showcased the difficulties faced by people after the Bihar’s earthquake and also revolves around a woman who is looking after the victims. The film stars Durga Khote, Prithviraj Kapoor and Syed Mohammed, where about 11-year-old Raj Kapoor is credited as a child artist.

Bobby Deol in Dharam Veer, starring with his father Dharmendra

This 1977 revolves around two brothers, Dharmendra and Jeetendra, who are separated during birth but meet as adults and form a deep friendship. The film also portrays the challenges that test their friendship. Actor Bobby Deol first made his big screen appearance in this film, playing the childhood version of his father's character.