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Bollywood movies that were shelved and not released

Bollywood movies sometimes end up not being as big as you might expect them to be. In fact, some big-budget movies don’t even see the light of day, and some get shelved mid-run. Here are four big-budget movies that got shelved and couldn’t be released for weird reasons:

1. Due

You can’t really imagine that a movie starring two mega stars, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt, could have been pushed aside, but it’s true. According to reports, the movie was eighty percent finished, but sadly, the director, Mukul Anand passed away. While it’s unfortunate, it’s strange that none of the stakeholders decided to finish and release the film. The song Suno Gaur Se Duniyawaalon became a huge hit and this film was also supposed to mark Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s debut in the film industry. Curiously, another movie of the same name was released in 2005 and was a big hit.

2. Shoebite

Another project with a big name like Amitabh Bachchan never saw the light of day after being embroiled in a legal battle of production companies and story credits between different people. The movie was over but would have was never released because of this legal soup. In fact, Big B had even tweeted and urged the directors to release this movie.

3. Munna Bhai Chale America

Publish the success of Munnabhai MBBSthe makers decided to make another after and even released a short clip for Munnabhai Chale America. Unfortunately, at that time, Sanjay Dutt had to serve a prison sentence and also could not obtain a visa to shoot in the United States. The film was shelved and the actor was not replaced.

4. Apna Paraya

In 1972, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan reunited for this project which was abandoned. According to reports, the creators replaced Big B thanks to his series of flop films. According to IMDb, the two actors had even shot the first program of the film. In fact, the title was also changed to Duniya Ka Mela and has Sanjay Khan opposite Rekha, who was a commercial dud.

Amitabh Bachchan with Rekha
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