WTF : Imran Khan’s Delhi Belly is shelved ? AKP denies it.

Posted: December 7, 2010 by moifightclub in bollywood, film, WTF, Xclusive
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UPDATE : After the news of Delhi Belly getting shelved came out, AKP has now denied the news. According to official release – On behalf of Aamir Khan  Productions, we would like to inform that Delhi Belly has not been shelved. The film is presently in it’s post production stages. Delhi Belly will release in summer 2011.

The Delhi Belly news was passed to us from a reliable friend who has worked on the film. So, we still believe in what he told us. Also, strangely the IMDB page of the film has been removed. Search for Delhi Belly and you get nothing. But you can click here to check out the google cache of the same page which was there earlier.


December is going to be the month of “shelved” news. First we told you the news about Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Broken Horses and now its about Imran Khan’s new film.

Its shocking but it seems to be true. The film was shot long back. And till now there has been no announcements about the release plan. Starring Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasurywala, Kunaal Roy Kapoor and Vir Das in the lead, the film has been directed by Abhinay Deo.

UTV and Aamir Khan produced the film. But at the editing stage they realised that its not making much sense. They shot, re-shot, edited, re-edited, tried everything possible and spent about Rs 20 crores on it but still could not make much sense of it. And now they have finally decided to shelve it.

UTV doesn’t want to go ahead with it any more and Aamir Khan is not that stupid to take all the risk himself. The director Abhinay Deo has moved on to his next film and Imran Khan is clueless about the release date. The film is a sex comedy set in Delhi and is mostly in English. And some are putting the blame on Bhansali’s Guzaarish. With such a big dud in its kitty, UTV doesn’t want to take any more risk. In the next few days, if you hear about more films getting shelved, don’t be surprised.

PS – Dear UTV, stop lying now. Or tell us who is reading the scripts and green-lighting the films ? If they can’t read scripts and make sense of it, try us. Chance Pe Dance ?

  1. Fatema says:

    Lol @ the P.S.!

    Seriously, UTV lost its sense of direction, of what it wanted to do right when it took up Jodha Akbar. Its been downhill ever since. All that talk about good films and good scripts seems like such a sham when one produces stuff like Mr and Mrs Khanna. I forget the other duds. If you are looking at only hits and star-filled, money-making machines then do so by all means, but at least be honest about it. That difficult?

  2. screeny says:

    “If they can’t read scripts and make sense of it, try us. Chance Pe Dance ?”

    Agree agree thumping-hands-on-parliament-table-agree

  3. Sadhu says:

    wtf !!
    seriously wtf !!

    How can anyone shelve a 20 crore film ? ? ?
    Is it possible.

  4. deb says:

    feeling really sorry for the director abhinay deo.these big production houses are now not willing to take any risks and thus they are shelving films. shelving films seems to have become a fashion these days ,particularly in india

  5. deb says:

    i wonder how an aamir khan production can lie in the cans for so long?

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