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Amitabh Bachchan’s Incomplete or Shelved Movies

A Complete List of Amitabh Bachchan’s Shelved Movies

01. MEHRUNNISA (2013)
Genre : Realistic Romantic Drama
Opposite Cast : Chitrangada Singh, Waheeda Rehman
Supporting Star Cast : Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan
Producer: Nikhil Advani
Director : Sudhir Mishra
Reason to be shelved : Financial Issue 
Progress Stage : Only Muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : Junior Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor’s casting to play the young avatar of their real-life fathers.  

02. POWER (2013)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Screen Partners : Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Sohail Khan, Ameesha Patel, Kangna Ranaut
Producer : Firoz A. Nadiadwala
Director : Rajkumar Santoshi
Reason to be shelved : Due to Sanjay Dutt’s jail sentencing verdict in Arms Act and a legal war between producer and director.
Progress Stage : Only Muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited 

03. DOGS (2011)
Genre : Emotional Social-Family Drama
Opposite Cast : Sushmita Sen 
Supporting Star Cast : Rishi Kapoor
Director :  Mukul Abhyankar
Reason to be shelved : Unknown
Progress Stage : Only Announcement  

04. BUDDHAM SHARANAM GACHHAMI (2009)
Genre : Psychological-Thriller
Supporting Star Cast : Mithun Chakraborty
Producer-Director : Vivek Sharma
Reason to be shelved : Unknown
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

05. KUNAL-AVADANA (2009)
Genre : Historical based on Samrat Ashok’s old age story.
Opposite Cast : Tabu
Supporting Star Cast : Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao, Paresh Rawal
Producer-Director : Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Reason to be shelved : Director’s pore over in his other project ‘Mohalla Assi’ starring Sunny Deol.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
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06. TAALISMAAN (2009)
Genre : Fantasy-Adventure based on a famous epic novel ‘Chandrakanta’ written by Devki Nandan Khatri.  
Supporting Star Cast : Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan
Producer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra 
Director : Ram Madhwani
Reason to be shelved : Financial Issue
Shooting Stage : Promotional shots.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight :  A.B. in a super hero character

07. UNTITLED (2009)
Genre : Social-Family Drama
Opposite Cast : Shabana Azmi
Supporting Star Cast : Farhan Akhtar, Aishwarya Rai
Director : Rituparno Ghosh
Reason to be shelved : Unknown
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

08. SHANTARAM (2008)
Genre : Emotional-Action-Thriller based on a famous international author Gregory David Robert’s best selling novel ‘Shantaram’ 
Screen Partner : Johny Depp
Producer : Johny Depp, Warner Bros.
Director : Mira Nair 
Reason to be shelved : Hollywood Writers Guild of America went on a strike and Actor-producer Johnny Depp took on other projects.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : Unusual casting of  Big-B and Hollywood Super Star Johny Depp.

09. NASHA (2006)
Genre : Social-Action-Romantic Drama
Role Type : Central Supporting
Main Star Cast : Fardeen Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Feroz Khan
Producer-Director : Feroz Khan
Reason to be shelved : Feroz Khan’s interest to produce the remake of his Biggest BlockBuster ‘Qurbani’.
Progress Stage : Only announcement

10. TANDOOR (2005)
Genre : Social
Opposite Cast : –
Producer : Raju Patel
Director : Nagesh Kukunoor
Reason to be shelved : Producer Raju Patel’s untimely demise. 
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
  
11. BORIVALI (2005)
Genre : Social-Thriller
Supporting Star Cast : Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Dutt
Producer-Director : Sujoy Ghosh
Reason to be shelved : Sujoy’s decision to make a fantasy-adventure ‘Aladin’.
Progress Stage : Only announcement
  
12. UNTITLED (2004)
Genre : Romantic
Opposite Cast : Madhuri Dixit
Supporting Star Cast : Fardeen Khan
Director : Somnath Sen
Reason to be shelved : Financial  
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

13. SENA (2004)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Role Type : Special
Main Star Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan
Producer : Vicky Chopra and Sohail Khan
Director : Vicky Chopra
Reason to be shelved : Its lavish production-cost
Progress Stage : Onlyl announcement
  
14. CHANAKYA (2004)
Genre : Historical
Supporting Star Cast : Akshay Kumar
Producer : I Dream Productions
Reason to be shelved : Immature Script
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

15. RAFTAAR- No Way Out (2004)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Supporting Star Cast : John Abraham
Director : Sriram Raghavan
Reason to be shelved : Unknown
Progress Stage : Onlyl announcement

16. JUST PUNJABI (2003)
Genre : Action-Comedy
Role Type : Special
Main Star Cast : Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta
Producer : Bunty Walia
Director : Apurva Lakhia
Reason to be shelved : Director’s commitment to other projects
Progress Stage : Onlyl announcement  

17. MOTHER LAND (2003)
Genre : War-Action-Thriller
Co-Stars : Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhury
Producer-Director : Subhash Ghai
Reason to be shelved : Shahrukh’s decision to do only solo hero films.
Progress Stage : Recording of 3 songs with ready script
Highlight : Unusual casting of  Bollywood’s 3 Biggest Super Stars from 3 different generations in a single frame.

18. YUDH- The War Has Begun (2002)
Genre : Family-Action Drama
Supporting Star Cast : Chandrachur Singh, Sharad Kapoor, Deepti Bhatnagar with South Super Star Arjun
Director : Sunil Bohra
Reason to be shelved : Incomplete script
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

19. KUTUMB (2001)
Genre : Family-Action Drama
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bachchan
Supporting Star Cast : Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Irrfan Khan
Producer : A.B. Corp.
Director : Mahesh Manjrekar
Reason to be shelved : Incomplete script 
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

20. HAPPY DIWALI (2001)
Genre : Romantic-Family Drama
Supporting Star Cast : Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee
Producer : A.B. Corp.
Director : Mansoor Khan
Reason to be shelved : Aamir’s preoccupation in already signed projects. 
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement.

21. MARYADA PURUSHOTTAM (2000)
Genre : Mythological
Role Type : Special
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bachchan, Reema Lagoo
Main Star Cast : Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai
Producer-Director : Sanjay Khan
Reason to be shelved : Incomplete Script 
Progress Stage : Unofficial Announcement
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : Most expensive and biggest mythological film of alltime.

22. EK (2000)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Supporting Star Cast : Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar
Producer-Director : Ram Gopal Varma
Reason to be shelved : Stars’s dates problem and too high budght.
Progress Stage : Only Muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : Biggest multi-starrer and most expensive movie of that time.

23. ABHIYAAN (2000)
Genre : Social-Action Drama
Opposite Cast : – Dimple Kapadia
Supporting Star Cast : Naseeruddin Shah
Producer-Director : Mehul Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Financial  
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement

24. PURUSHARTH (1999)
Genre : Social-Family Drama
Role Type : Central Supporting
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bachchan
Main Star Cast : Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan (as Debutant)
Producer : Yash Chopra 
Director : Aditya Chopra
Reason to be shelved : Abhishek Bachchan’s deal with J.P. Dutta for ‘Aakhree Mughal’ as his debut project.
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement

25. MASEEHA (1999)
Genre : Family Drama
Opposite Cast : Rekha (Director’s dream choice)
Supporting Star Cast : Sanjay Dutt, Shahrukh Khan
Producer : B.R. Chopra 
Director : Ravi Chopra
Reason to be shelved : Immature script
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement.

26. DARIYA (1999)
Genre : Emotional
Opposite Cast : Tabu
Supporting Star Cast : Chandrachur Singh
Producer : A.B.C.L.
Director : Priydarshan
Reason to be shelved : Incomplete script.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

27. BADA BHAI (1999)
Genre : Action-Family Drama
Opposite Cast : Tabu
Supporting Star Cast : Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff
Producer-Director : K.C. Bokadia
Reason to be shelved : Actor’s dissatisfaction with the script.
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement.

28. RANVEER (1998)
Genre : Family Drama
Role Type : Central Supporting
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bachchan
Main Star Cast : Abhishek Bachchan (as Debutant ), Urmila Matondkar
Supporting Cast : Sanjay Dutt
Producer : A.B.C.L. 
Director : Rajkumar Santoshi
Reason to be shelved : Outdated storyline.
Progress Stage : Only grand muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Highlight : Abhishek’s debut with supporting star-cast of his parents.

29. AYE WATAN TERE LIYE (1998)
Genre : Patriotic-Action Drama
Opposite Cast : Dimple Kapadia
Supporting Star Cast : Arshad Warsi, Karisma Kapoor
Producer-Director : Mehul Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Actor-Director’s decision to work on a script dedicated to Indian soldiers inspired by a real-life case history and A.B.’s wish to share the screen-space with Nana Patekar.
Progress Stage : Official announcement with Grand Muhurat.

30. RISHTA (1996)
Genre : Romantic-Triangle
Opposite Cast : Madhuri Dixit
Supporting Star Cast : Aamir Khan
Producer  : A.B.C.L.
Director : Indra Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Ego-clashes between Big-B and director Indra Kumar
Progress Stage : Only grand muhurat..
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited
Highlight : Mega Star Amitabh Bachchan’s come-back on silver screen after 5 years long hiatus. 

31. CHAAL PE CHAAL (1992)
Genre : Suspense-Thriller
Role Type : Special
Main Star Cast : Jackie Shroff, Divya Bharti, Chunky Pandey 
Director : Partho Ghosh
Reason to be shelved : Sudden demise of actress Divya Bharti.
Shooting Stage : 30-40 % completed.

32. PURAANA PAAPI (1991)
Genre : Social-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Minakshi Sheshadri, Sonu Walia 
Screen Partners : Dev Anand, Hema Malini
Producer-Director : Dev Anand
Reason to be shelved : Due to A.B.’s decision to stay out of work for some time on doctor’s advice for health improvement. 
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement.

33. LAADLA (1991)
Genre : Emotional-Family-Action Drama
Opposite Cast : Sangeeta Bijlani
Producer: A.G. Nadiadwala
Director : Ramesh Sippy
Reason to be shelved : Due to A.B.’s decision to stay out of work for some time on doctor’s advice for health improvement.
Progress Stage : Only announcement and a.song recording
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Trivia : In 1993, producer Nitin Manmohan re-used the title for his dream project starring Anil Kapoor, Divya Bharti and Raveena Tandon.

34. RAM KI SEETA SHYAM KI GEETA (1990)
Genre : Romantic-Comedy
Opposite Cast : Sri Devi
Director : Ramesh Sippy
Reason to be shelved : Director’s dissatisfaction with the script.
Progress Stage : Only muhurat and photo session with a song recording.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited
Highlight : Amitabh Bachchan and Sri Devi, both super stars were in double role.Trivia : According to a source, 1990s biggest block buster song ‘Jumma chumma de de…’ was originally recorded for RKSSKG, when the film derailed director Mukul S. Anand made a personal request to use the song in his under production mega venture ‘HUM’.


35. CAPTAIN (1990)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Amrita Singh
Supporting Star Cast : Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan, Sonu Walia
Producer-Director : Rakesh Roshan
Reason to be shelved : Roshan was not satisfied with the screenplay.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

36. SAADHU-SANT (1989)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Hema Malini
Supporting Star Cast : Mithun Chakraborty, Amrita Singh
Producer-Director : Prakash Mehra
Reason to be shelved : Delayed shooting schedules and some controversies.
Shooting Stage : 30-40 % completed with grand muhurat and promotions.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

37. BANDHUA (1989)
Genre : Social Drama
Opposite Cast : Madhuri Dixit
Supporting Star Cast : Waheeda Rehman, Pooja Bedi
Producer : H.A. Nadiadwala 
Director : J.P. Dutta 
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s health Issue and commitment for already lined-up projects.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

38. SHANAAKHT (1988)
Genre : Suspense-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Madhuri Dixit, Madhavi
Director : Tinnu Anand
Reason to be shelved : Theme similarity with Manmohan Desai’s ‘Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi’
Shooting Stage : Few scenes.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

39. RUDRA (1988)
Muhurat Title : MAHAKAAL
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Dimple Kapadia
Director : S. Ramanathan
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s health Issue and commitment for already lined-up projects.
Progress Stage : Only announcement with promotional photo shoots. 
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited

40. ALISHAAN (1988)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Dimple Kapadia
Director : Tinnu Anand
Reason to be shelved : After a sitting with writer Javed Akhtar, A.B. and director Tinnu Anand  made certain to work on an offbeat project ‘Main Azaad Hoon’ and finally the film got shelved.

Progress Stage : Few Scenes.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited

41. KARTOOS (1987)
Genre : Historical-Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Minakshi Sheshadri, Sujata Mehta
Supporting Star Cast : Naseeruddin Shah
Producer : Firoz A. Nadiadwala
Director : Ketan Mehta
Reason to be shelved : Dissatisfaction of financiers and distributors with the risky concept based on a historical backdrop.Shooting Stage : Few scenes.Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Highlight : The Theme, based on 1857 rebellion against the Kartoos and an unusual actor-director team of Amitabh-Ketan.Trivia : After a decade, producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala used the title for his next with a different script starring Sanjay Dutt, while in the year 2004 director Ketan Mehta teamed-up with producer Bobby Bedi and actor Aamir Khan to revive his old ambitious project with the new title ‘MANGAL PANDEY- The Rising’.


42. DEVAA (1987)
Genre : Action-Emotion
Opposite Cast : Minakshi Sheshadri
Supporting Star Cast : Shammi Kapoor, Raaj Kumar
Producer-Director : Subhash Ghai
Reason to be shelved : Ego-clashes between Bachchan and Ghai.
Shooting Stage : Few scenes with a song and grand muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited

43. FAULADI (1986)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Amrita Singh
Producer : S. Ramanathan
Director : Prayag Raj
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s political involvement after assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement with some promotional photo-shoots.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited

44. KAAYAR (1985)
Genre : Romantic-Comedy
Opposite Cast : Anita Raj
Producer : Satyendra Pal for Chaudhry Enterprises
Director : Prakash Mehra
Reason to be shelved : Concept similarity to Manoj Kumar starrer block buster ‘Sanyasi (1975)’.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited

45. KHABARDAAR (1984)
Genre : Psychological-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Jaya Prada
Supporting Star Cast : Kamal Haasan, Sri Devi
Director : T. Rama Rao
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s dissatisfaction with his role and characterization.
Shooting Stage : 80 % Completed.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited

46. JAAHIL (1982 / 1984)
Genre : Action packed comedy
Opposite Cast : Jaya Prada
Director : Kader Khan
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982. and his political involvement after assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

47. GULLI-DANDA (1982)
Genre : Realistic drama, based on Munshi Premchand’s famous short story.
Supporting Star Cast : Vinod Mehra
Director : Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982.
Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement. 

48. TALA-CHABI (1982)
Genre : Suspense-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Parveen Babi
Supporting Star Cast : Pran, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri.
Producer : Romu Sippy
Director : Raj N. Sippy
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

49. CHARLIE (1982)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Padmini Kolhapure
Producer-Director : Rakesh Kumar
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

50. AUQAAT (1982)
Genre : Social-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Anita Raj, Jaya Prada
Producer : Debesh Ghosh
Director : Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.

51. SAHEBZAADE SALIM ANARKALI (1982)
Genre : Historical-Romantic
Opposite Cast : Reena Roy
Supporting Star Cast : Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
Producer-Director : Sultan Ahmad
Reason to be shelved : A.B.’s well known accident on the set of ‘Coolie’ , in July 1982.
Progress Stage : Only announcement and pre-production work

52. KRISHNA KRISHNA LORD KRISHNA (1981)
Genre : Mythological
Opposite Cast : Vidya Sinha 
Producer : Upendra Jha
Director : Chandrakant
Reason to be shelved : Producer’s own circumstances.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Highlight : A.B.’s first attempt for a mythological project.
Trivia : After two years, producer-director teamed-up again to work on another project on Lord Krishna with the new title ‘Krishna Krishna’, starring Biswajeet, Vidya Sinha, Dara Singh and Ranjeet. The film was released in 1986.

53. TIGER (1980)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Rekha
Supporting Star Cast : Sanjeev Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
Producer : Prakash Mehra
Director : Rakesh Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Preoccupation of A.B. 
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited

54. PATTHAR KE LOG (1980)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Hema Malini
Supporting Star Cast : Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Poonam Dhillon, Ranjeeta, Kanwaljeet Singh
Producer : Romu Sippy
Director : Raj N. Sippy
Reason to be shelved : Its Much high budget and director’s new interest to work on an adoptation of  a 1954 Hollywood hit ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’. After that, he pulled the plug and made Amitabh-Hema starrer super hit cult-classic ‘Satte Pe Satta’.

Progress Stage : Only muhurat.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited

55. AAG KA DARIYA (1980)
Genre : Action Drama
Opposite Cast : Rekha
Screen Partner : Dilip Kumar 
Producer : Mushir-Riaz
Director : Yash Chopra
Reason to be shelved : D.K.’s decision to make his comeback with Salim-Javed’s another power packed script ‘Shakti’, which was based on a father-son’s conflicting but emotional relationship.

Progress Stage : Unofficial announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Highlight : Dilip Kumar’s comeback on silver screen after 5 years long gap.Trivia : Director Yash Chopra realized that he can’t justice with the script of  ‘Shakti’, because of its basic similarity to his milestone ‘Deewaar’, then ‘Sholay’ fame Ramesh Sippy replaced him and took the director’s seat for D.K.’s comeback project. 


56. SARFAROSH (1979 / 1984)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Parveen Babi (1979) / Anita Raj (1984)
Supporting Star Cast : Rishi Kapoor
Producer-Director : Manmohan Desai
Reason to be shelved : Many loops and holes in script and obstructions in proper pre-production work.
Shooting Stage : Few scenes 
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Highlight : A.B.’s strange get-up. 

57. KARISHMA (1978)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Parveen Babi
Supporting Star Cast :Pran, Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Danny Denzongpa, Romesh Sharma
Director : Sunil Sikand (actor Pran’s son)
Reason to be shelved : On father’s advice, because director Subhash Ghai was already working on the same story under his home production for much hyped upcoming  ‘Karz’ and Pran was also a part of that film.
Progress Stage : 15-20% Completed.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : Amitabh Bachchan’s first movie based on the subject of reincarnation, which was the remake of Hollywood BlockBuster  ‘Reincarnation of Peter Proud’.  

58. AAR-PAAR (1978)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Zeenat Aman
Supporting Star Cast : Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh
Director : Unknown
Reason to be shelved : Preoccupation of A.B.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much  Awaited

59. SHIVA (1978)
Genre : Action-Thriller
Opposite Cast : Rekha
Supporting Star Cast : Romesh Sharma 
Producer : Prakash Mehra
Director : Rakesh Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Incomplete script 
Progress Stage : Only announcement 
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Highlight : Famous boxer Muhammad Ali’s guest appearance. 

60. KHUDA GAWAH (1978)
Genre : Action-Adventure
Opposite Cast : Parveen Babi
Producer : Subhash Desai
Director : Surendra Mohan
Reason to be shelved : Its lame direction and weak script work.
Shooting Stage : 60-70 % completed.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited
Highlight : A.B.’s Double Role as main lead hero and villain.
Trivia :  After 14 years director Mukul S. Anand made another hit venture with the same title starring yet again Amitabh Bachchan opposite Sri Devi, but this time instead of Amitabh Sri Devi was in double role.  In 1985, film maker Manmohan Desai adopted the script and with some changes announced as his son Ketan Desai’s directorial debut venture ‘Allah-Rakkha’. 


61. GAZAB (1978)
Genre : Mix-Spice
Opposite Cast : Rekha, Parveen Babi
Director : Manmohan Desai
Reason to be shelved : Its lavish production-cost
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much More Awaited
Trivia :  Few years later, producer N.N. Sippy re-used the title for Dharmendra-Rekha Starrer a super natural thriller.

62. AASMAAN (1977)
Genre : Social Drama
Opposite Cast : Rekha
Screen Partners : Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman
Producer : Premji
Director : Mohan Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Delayed shooting schedules. 
Progress Stage : Few Scenes
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited

63. CHANAKYA-CHANDRAGUPT (1977)
Genre : Historical-Thriller 
Opposite Cast : Rekha
Director : Prakash Mehra
Reason to be shelved : Delay in completion of script and director’s continuously busy shooting schedule. 
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Much Awaited

64. DEVDAS (1976)
Genre : Periodic Tragedy
Opposite Cast : Sharmila Tagore and Hema Malini
Director : Prakash Mehra
Reason to be shelved : Mehra’s dissatisfaction with the original concept and deep interest for working on modernized version of this novel.Progress Stage : Only announcementAwaiting Note : Much More AwaitedTrivia : After Prakash Mehra’s disavow,  producer of ‘Devdas’ offered to Dharmendra in title role opposite same female leading star-cast under Gulzar’s direction but finally, the project went into cool box.  Later on, Prakash Mehra broke all the postil bounds and narrated the novel with his own vision for 1970s common film lovers. The modern Devdas introduced himself as Sikandar and his love interest Paro became Kamna memsaab in their screen-reincarnation tragic tale ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, which was a blend of Bimal Roy’s ‘Devdas’ (1955) and Raj Kapoor’s blockbuster ‘Sangam’ (1964).


65. NAYA BHARAT (1976)
Genre : Patriotic-Social Drama
Role Type : Supporting Lead
Opposite Cast : Moushumi Chatterjee
Main Star Cast : Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini
Supporting Star Cast : Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Rishi Kapoor, and Zeenat Aman.
Producer-Director : Manoj Kumar
Reason to be shelved : Stars’s dates problems.
Progress Stage : Only announcement.
Awaiting Note : Extra Much Awaited
Highlight : Biggest multi-starcast and its top high budget of that time.

66. POOJA (1973)
Muhurat Title : PATJHAD
Other Title :NAAM BADE
Genre : Social Drama
Opposite Cast : Waheeda Rehman and Sharmila Tagore
Supporting Star Cast : Shatrughan Sinha
Producer : Reena Films
Director : Mukul Dutt
Reason to be shelved : Hands-down by distributors and financiers.
Shooting Stage : Only announcement

67. EK THA CHANDAR EK THI SUDHA (1972)  
Muhurat Title : APNA-PARAYA
Genre : Romantic
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bachchan and Rekha
Director : Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Reason to be shelved : Hands-down by distributors and financiers.
Shooting Stage : 50-60% Completed
Highlight : The script, which was based on renowned novelist Dharamveer Bharati’s famous Hindi novel ‘Gunahon Ka Devta’. 


68. GOTRANTAR (1971)
Genre : Realistic-Romantic-Social Drama based on Subodh Ghosh’s famous short story
Opposite Cast : Jaya Bhaduri
Producer : Arun Kaul
Director : Mrinal Sen
Reason to be shelved : Director’s decision to cast unknown faces for giving a fresh and realistic look to t ok he movie.Shooting Stage : Few scenes.Trivia : In the same year, director Mrinal Sen gave the chance to bengali artists Shekhar Chatterjee and Aarti Bhattacharya and re-started the shooting with new title ‘Ek Adhuri Kahani’.


69. MIRZA GHALIB (1969)
Genre : Biographical-Periodic Drama
Opposite Cast : Leena Chandavarkar
Producer-Director : Sawan Kumar Tak
Reason to be shelved : His antagonistic personality and voice for a main lead artist of Bombay film Industry in that era.
Shooting Stage : Few scenes. 

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