Takht is touted to be a historical film tracing the relationship between Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shikoh. The big-budget project features Vicky Kaushal as Mughal Emperor in an ensemble cast including, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor. The project was announced by Karan Johar in 2019 but it got shelved due to the pandemic.
- Dostana 2
This is a sequel to the 2008 rom-com film Dostana starring, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, and Abhishek Bachchan. This is another shelved movie by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Kartik Aaryan was supposed to be cast alongside Janhvi Kapoor. However, after a tiff of Kartik and Karan, the movie has been put on hold. The new hero for the film is still awaited.
- The Immortal Ashwatthama
The Immortal Ashwatthama is a trilogy set in modern times. The project will be helmed by Aditya Dhar and stars Sara Ali Khan alongside Vicky Kaushal. When at Koffee With Karan, Vicky revealed that it also had been shelved like Takht.
This is a long-delayed film by director Shekar Kapur who casted Hrithik Roshan in the lead role. The movie was officially announced in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival. Later, reports suggested that Sushant Singh Rajput replaced Hrithik in the film. However, in 2016 the director announced the separation of SSR from the project. The lead of the film is still unknown. After the unfortunate death of Sushant, director said if the film ever gets made it will be a tribute to the late actor.
Shuddhi is the most anticipated movie for a long time now. It was supposed to bring back ‘Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon’ pair however, they turned down the project for reasons best known to them. Reportedly Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan were announced as new lead. Karan Johar announced the film in 2013 with Karan Malhotra to direct it.
- Baiju Bawra
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also keeping us waiting for his film Baiju Bawra. There were reports that he would cast fans favourite pair Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. But now it is alleged that Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh would lead the film. Fans are awaited to see who will headline the film and when will it release.
Another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film that got shelved is Inshallah. The movie was said to pair Salman Khan with Alia Bhatt, which was not meant to be a good pair. The movie was pushed in 2019 and still there is no news about it.