Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise has created havoc in the Bollywood industry.
The drama took a sharp turn when his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty got arrested as a suspect on Sushant’s death.
With all this news, here we have curated a long list of projects featuring Sushant Singh Rajput that got canceled or shelved due to some reasons.
Paani is the ambitious project of director Shekhar Kapoor. He was already popular in the industry for making successful and critically acclaimed movies that include Mr. India, Bandit Queen, and many more.
Shekhar Kapoor approached Sushant to play the lead role in the movie Paani opposite Anushka Sharma.
In a video clip, Shekhar Kapoor mentioned the excitement of Sushant for the movie saying he shred kilos of weight within a week to fit the character of Gora in the movie.
Later, producers backed out and the movie was shelved as producers were not ready to invest in the movie if Sushant was the lead hero.
Ship of Thesis famed Aanand Gandhi also wanted to work with Sushant Singh Rajput on the movie titled Emergence.
The movie was supposed to be a sci-fi that focused on the situation of a virus outbreak. Sushant also joined Aanand Gandhi in the writing the screenplay.
They bonded well and did several meetings to make the project. However, the concept was never materialized due to financial problems.
Aanand Gandhi revealed that he often asked him about the movie whenever they talked.
Murlikant Petkar Biopic
Murlikant Petkar was the first Paralympics gold medalist and his biopic was the talk of the town with Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role.
Murlikant Petkar’s story is an inspiring one who won an individual gold medal in the 1972 Summer Paralympics, in Heidelberg, Germany.
He set the world record in the 50 m freestyle swimming event in just 37.33 seconds. Sadly, the concept never materialized.
Rifleman – 1962 war hero Jaswant Singh Rawat
Sushant always wanted to do a soldier movie and he was offered a movie titled Rifleman. He also announced the movie via his social handles.
However, the movie went into conflict when filmmakers were sued for not having the rights to make a movie on Jaswant Singh Rawat.
After this event, the movie’s production was delayed.
Homi Adajania untitled project with Sushant and Irrfan 2016
Homi Adajania rose to fame after making the movie Cocktail. He also has shown interest in Sushant Singh Rajput and approached him for a romantic movie which was also based on an urban lifestyle.
He already casted Irrfan Khan in the movie. He approached Kangana Ranaut who was going through a bad phase and she turned down the project.
Later, Homi shelved the project with the statement that he wanted to work on the screenplay a bit longer.
The project never saw the light of the day.
Kangana also pointed out this incident regretting as she got the opportunity to work with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Chanda Mama Door Ke
Sushant was always interested in space projects and this is the reason he was very active to make the movie Chanda Mama Door Ke.
He decided to produce the movie, he researched for the role and went to NASA to get the briefing.
Since the movie shows the journey of an astronaut, it required a huge budget.
The movie got delayed due to financial problems and finally shelved.
Untitled Rom-Com with Rhea Chakraborty
Sushant already signed a rom-com movie opposite his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborthy.
The director talked about the project stating that Sushant was eager to show his dance moves in the movie.
Moreover, the shooting of the movie was supposed to start in March which was delayed because of coronavirus breakdown.
Biography of web series – Chanakya, Tagore, kalam
Sushant also signed to be part of a unique web series that came up with biographies of famous Indian personalities.
Sources revealed that each episode of the web series would show the story of famous personalities like Chanakya, Rabindra Nath Tagore, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and many more.
It would have been interesting to see Sushant Singh Rajput playing these iconic people.
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy sequel
When a reporter asked him about Detective Byomkesh Bakshy sequel, he answered that there was a plan to make the sequel as well.
However, the average box office performance of the movie made the producers rethink their decision whether to make the sequel or not.