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Heard about Sushant Singh Rajput’s Paani being shelved? Read about other big-budget movies that got deferred


With the current global situation, there has been an immediate effect on the entertainment industry. The producers have to re-engineer their business models, and this has led to several changes in how movies get released and are available for the audience. 

Due to the pandemic, old movies that were present in the back burner of production companies are getting a revival, many scheduled films are delayed and some are still in the grey area.

We have a plethora of such movies and today, TSA brings you some of the high budget Bollywood movies that got cancelled or never released.


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A movie based on the idea of water scarcity, with a filmmaker like Shekhar Kapur and cast late Sushant Singh Rajput. The idea of this movie was given by Shekhar Kapur in 2010 but he couldn’t materialize the concept thus this movie got shelved completely. 

Despite Shekhar Kapur’s immense talent and memorable films, there has been a long history of either shelved films of the movies that the director has left midway. Movies like Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja (1993)Barsaat (1995), Dushmani (1995) were left midway and had to be completed by other directors. 

2- DON 3

Don 2 end sequence | Credit: Twitter.com

A movie with a director like Farhan Akhtar who made DON 2 with a phenomenal cast of Sharukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta and various others was a huge success financially. The movie’s end sequence gave a hint of the third instalment and literally nothing happened. It has been nine years but yet nothing is happening, you can be sure of one thing if something isn’t materializing it isn’t happening anytime. 



Isabelle Kaif and Sooraj Pancholi from the sets of Time to Dance | Credit: Bollywood Bubble

Time to dance was supposed to be a Bollywood movie of action-romance and dance, produced by Bhushan Kumar and directed by Stanley D’Costa, starring Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif opposite Sooraj Pancholi. This film was a debut for Isabelle Kaif, the film finished its full schedule. After this, the director decided to reshoot some clips. Meanwhile, the movie never released and Isabelle Kaif is now making her debut in Kwatha.


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A movie Starring Amitabh Bachchan directed by Shoojit Sircar approached by Percept Picture Company, which was named Johnny Walke later was going to be produced by UTV Motion Pictures. The movie is a story of a man in his early 60s name ‘John Pereira’ old man who sets out in a journey of self-discovery. The entire movie was shot but UTV had a legal problem, therefore the movie never got released. 


Last year, Amitabh Bachchan requested to release Shoojit sircar’s film Shoebite after a fan posted a request to release the film. 

It has been nine years since the film completed, the lyrics of the film were given by Gulzar. This is still unclear that what exactly went wrong and why the film didn’t get a chance to release. As per the reports, the film is under some dispute between production houses. 


Fan based poster of Hera Phera 3 | Credit: Pinterest

One of the funniest comedy franchises of the Hindi Cinema is Hera Pheri. Due to the success of Phir Hera Pheri in 2006, there were always plans in developing and releasing the third instalment of the franchise. 5 years ago in a promotional event, Hera Pheri 3 was announced with two new casts John Abraham & Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Kumar was nowhere to be seen.



However, as per the current updates by Sunil Shetty, the movie is on hold as some differences need to be solved. 

Read more about Sushant Singh Rajput’s case here; https://thesecondangle.com/sushant-singh-rajput-case-a-complicated-affair

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