Amitabh Bachchan Scene from shelved movie Khuda Gawah (1978)

  1. Yakuza 9 years ago

    Mr Amitabh Bachchan look in shelved movie Khabardar !!

  2. Yakuza 9 years ago

    Another still from Khabardar . .

  3. Yakuza 9 years ago

    Both images are in book “To be or not to be”.This was euthanasia-themed film where Mr Bachchan as the doctor and Kamal as the terminally ill patient. Instead, the producers pulled the plug on the project after canning 16 reels, fearing controversy

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      sputnik 9 years ago

      Thanks for these stills yakuza. First one looks like from some Shahenshah kind of movie. Second one is good.

      • Yakuza 9 years ago

        First one was from a song in movie .. else his looks was normal as appear in second image.

        btw, some really big heart needed for shelving a movie after filming 16 reels with such a top star cast. In today’s time can any one afford to do this ?

    • Yakuza 9 years ago

      One more information i got About Khabardaar is that Ashutosh Gowarikar was main villain in movie.

  4. Yakuza 9 years ago

    This is another shelved movie .. Ae watan tere liye. It was launched before completion of Mrityudata.

  5. Yakuza 9 years ago

    One more poster from his shelved movie “Tiger” ..

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    sputnik 9 years ago


    Pavan Jha mentioned that Subhash Desai brother of Manmohan Desai was the producer not MKD Banner.. Surendra Mohan was director / LP music director.

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    sputnik 9 years ago

    This comment is by a Rajesh Khanna fan so you can take it with a pinch of salt but it has some info on Amitabh’s shelved movies. Thanks to Sethu Madhavan for the link.

    “Amitabh was the most manipulative actor and he remained on top because oh his manipulation.He walked out of several projects where he thought his role was not shaping well.’Khabardar’ starring Kamalhasan was one such movie..where Kamalhasans role was shaping very well.After Kala Patthar,Dostana and Naseeb we know that Amitabh felt that Shatrughan Sinha stole the show so he didnt give dates purposefully for ‘Aparajit’ with Shatrughan Sinha.Aparajit was renamed and released recently as Yaar Meri Zindagi and we can see that Shatrughans role was shaping very well.There are several movies that he left incomplete or walked out because he was not comfortable his role was not shaping well.Some of the movies worth mentioning are 1)KHUDA GAWAH (1978)
    Director: Surendra Mohan
    Producer: Subhash Desai

    Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Kadar Khan, Uttam Kumar, Pran
    2)TIGER (1980)
    Director: Rakesh Kumar
    Producers: Tito-Tony
    Music: Rajesh Roshan
    Script: Dr Rahi Masoom Raza
    Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Waheeda Rehman

    Apparently it was a very violent film and Amitabh was supposedly playing an out and out black character in it.It seems Amitabh developed cold feet for the role and the film never took off.

    3)KHABARDAAR (1984)
    Director: T Rama Rao
    Producer: A Poornachandra Rao
    Amitabh, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Kamal Haasan

    Anand meets Whose Life Is It Anyway. This euthanasia-themed film had Bachchan as the doctor and Kamal as the terminally ill patient. Instead, the producers pulled the plug on the project after canning 16 reels, fearing controversy. The unofficial version : Bachchan felt the southern star would walk away with all the sympathy.

    Although IMMAAN DHARAM proved to be a disaster, the producer went ahead and announced AASMAAN with Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, with Mohan Kumar [AVTAAR] in the director’s seat. Salim-Javed, who had penned the script of IMMAAN DHARAM, were scripting AASMAAN as well. However, the film was shelved subsequently.

    Manoj Kumar had announced the biggest film ever in 1976. Titled NAYA BHARAT, the film starred Manoj Kumar himself, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman and Rishi Kapoor. The film was shelved subsequently.

    6)AAR PAAR
    Mushir Riaz had launched AAR PAAR in 1979 with Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Sulakshana Pandit. The film was scrapped after a couple of reels. RD Burman scored the music and 2 songs were recorded.

    7)After the late 80’s phase when Aby had signed many films after Vinod Khanna’s comeback another phase came in AB’s life when many directors approached him for many films that was in between Khuda Gawah(1992) to Mrityudaata(1997).In that period one film director who wanted desperately to work with Aby was Rajiv Rai.Rajiv wanted Aby to come out of self imposed exile and was keen to make his version of Godfather with him.He was keen on casting Aby and Aby neither accepted nor rejected the offer.During those days 1993 Aby sported a white beard for a while and infact there was a rumour that he was growing a beard for Rai’s film.But Rajiv was finally fed up of waiting for more than a year and scrapped the offer wnad made Mohra.Till date Rajiv rai and Aby have not worked although rajiv’s father late Gulshan Rai produced 2 of Aby biggest hits-70’s Deewar and Trishul.
    Hence he walked out of lots of projects..leaving the producer in shambles.
    In fact Prakash Mehra made ‘Jwalamukhi’ with Shatru in 1980 at the peak of AB’s poularity.Gulzar has also never worked in any movie with Amitabh till today.

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Picture from shelved movie SHANAKTH starring Amitabh and Madhuri which was being directed by Tinu Anand.

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Mahurat shot of BANDHUA that was never made. Amitabh was supposed to star with Waheeda.

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