Mumbai, April 9, 2021: Replacing actors in Bollywood is an old practice. But replacing an actor when he passes away is definitely tragic. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan replaced Rishi Kapoor, who was supposed to act in The Intern, also starring Deepika Padukone. We take a look at other Bollywood celebs replaced after demise.
Bollywood celebs replaced after demise
Amitabh Bachchan in The Intern:
Rishi Kapoor is one of the Bollywood celebs replaced after demise. Rishi Kapoor had fans excited to watch him share screen space with Deepika Padukone in the Hindi remake of the Hollywood hit, ‘The Intern’. However, owing to his sudden passing away last April, the film was put on the back-burner, until the makers roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan to step in as his replacement. “What an absolute honour to be collaborating with one of my most special co-stars again! Welcoming @amitabhbachchan to the Indian adaptation of #TheIntern,” actor-producer Deepika announced while also sharing the new poster of the film.
Ayushmann Khurrana replaces Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic demise last June left fans and the film industry in shambles. But then, Sushant is also one of the Bollywood celebs replaced after demise. This is unfortunate but the circle of life moves on. Besides working on his space film, the actor was also in talks for multiple movies, including director Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’. The actor-director duo was set to reunite for the project, but because of his sudden demise, Ayushmann Khurrana stepped in to play the part. Making it official in an Instagram post, Ayushmann said, “Excited to be a part of Abhishek Kapoor’s delightful progressive love story #ChandigarhKareAashiqui. Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Pragya Kapoor co-starring Vaani Kapoor.”
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Raveena Tandon replaced Divya Bharti
Actress Divya Bharti was thought to become the next big thing in Bollywood so her sudden death at the peak of her film career, was one of the most shocking incidents in B-town. At the time, the actress had signed several films, including ‘Mohra’, as the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty. The actress had reportedly even shot a few of her scenes, but after her death, Raveena Tandon was called in to replace her. Mohra become a major hit in 1994 and the songs are still a rage.
Dharmendra in place of Guru Dutt
When legendary Bollywood star Guru Dutt passed away, he was shooting for the film ‘Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi’. After mourning his demise and honouring his memory, the team decided to pick up where they left off and brought Dharmendra on board to complete the film.
Madhuri Dixit in place of Sridevi
Sridevi’s sudden death sent shockwaves all through B-town and the country at large. Among the many things that were left unfinished, was Karan Johar’s ambitious film ‘Kalank’ and the Abhishek Verman directorial ‘Shiddat’. With the fate of the film hanging in the balance, the filmmakers turned to actress Madhuri Dixit to step in and play the roles originally offered to Sridevi.