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4 Films that never took off for Sushant Singh Rajput

There is an uproar over the films that Sushant Singh Rajput was allegedly thrown out of



There is an uproar over the films that Sushant Singh Rajput was allegedly thrown out of. The actor has also been part of projects that failed to take off for varied reasons. Here’s a list of  those films…


Sushant was slated to play the role of Jaswant Singh Rathore, who fought the battle of Nuranang in 1962. The film was announced with the actor sharing the motion poster of the film in January 2019, but in May the film got into legal trouble over the rights. Eventually, it  did not take off. He also faced date issues as he was shooting for Chhichhore around the same time.

Chanda Mama Door Ke

Everyone knows by  now about Sushant’s passion for astronomy and space. So, it’s not surprising that this film, based on an astronaut’s life, went on to become his most ambitious project. To be directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, it was to release on January 26, 2018, but the film took time to go on the floor. Chauhan opted out of the project, however there were reports that Sushant was so passionate about the project that he wanted to direct it himself.  The actor had even visited NASA to train to be an astronaut for the film, but it still failed to take off. 


The film was announced by Yash Raj Films and Shekhar Kapur in December 2012. The filmmaker had tweeted that the film was to go on floor in mid- 2013, instead it got shelved in 2015 by the banner due to the budget of the film. Sushant prepared for the role for two years and lost two films because of it.

Genius & DropOut

This was a project that he was co-producing under the Innsaei  Ventures banner. The first season of the webseries had 12 episodes with Sushant playing historical figures and minds like Chanakya, Rabindranath Tagore to APJ Abdul Kalam. The theme of the show was based on the lives of those who made paramount contribution in forming the India that we live in today.


The most recent film that Sushant was roped in to be a part of was Anand Gandhi’s Emergence. He was to take over from the original actor, Irrfan Khan, who passed away on April 29. A month-and-half later, the slot has opened up yet again with Sushant’s untimely death on April 14.

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