These Movies Were Going To Be Shelved! It’s Unbelievable!

Shelving of movies in the Bollywood industry was very regular once but these days it is kind of rare. There are various reasons like co-stars aren’t comfortable with each other, director or the story, the film is facing financial constraints and such other issues.

Here are some famous movies who were going to be shelved but they made it to the silver screen, you’ll be surprised after seeing the list.

Jagga Jasoos:

Yes, it came, released and also vanished in the thin air. The movie was not as extraordinary as the director Anurag Basu’s previous one, ‘Barfi’. Irrespective of that fact that Jagga Jassos took  4 years to shoot. Ranbir Kapoor shared a memory from the sets when he was asked whether the movie was going to be shelved as it was having lots of release issues and both the lead actors had broken up.

Ranbir told The Indian Express, “Of course, we had a lot of these moments. All three of us (including star Katrina Kaif) used to discuss, what is happening in the film, what we should do. But in the end, you have to go back to the first moment when you heard the story and were moved. If you remember that feeling as an actor, it keeps you going.”


One of the most amazing films of the 60’s and it is remembered even today because of its music. During the making of this film, ‘Kamal Amrohi’ and ‘Meena Kumari’ got separated and the project had come to a halt. 4 years later actor Sunil Dutt and Nargis intervened then the shooting of the film resumed. Pakeezah was a blockbuster. The film industry would have lost out on a lot if the movie had not released.

Bajirao Mastani:

Everyone knows that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was planning this movie for more than 10 years. He had even planned to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan for the roles. The duo got separated in a very violent way publicly so it could not commence ahead. Many years later Bhansali started making this movie with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

Salman said this, “ I feel unfortunate to not be part of ‘Bajirao Mastani’. I have heard the script… it is a very nice script.”

Breathe a sigh of relief! The movies did release!

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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