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From Sushant Singh Rajput to Sridevi – Bollywood artistes who passed away before the release of their last film

In recent years, Bollywood has lost many of its immensely talented artistes. Some left the world after a prolonged illness, while others departed from the world in a totally unexpected way.

Today, we will take a look at artistes, who left the world before the release of their last film. Have a look

Balraj Sahni

Several big films starring the legendary actor hit the screen after he passed away in 1973. ‘Pyaar Ka Rishta’, ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’, ‘Hanste Zakhm’, ‘Jallian Wala Bagh’, ‘Amaanat’ and ‘Garam Hawa’ were some of those films. The last of these, directed by M.S. Sathyu, is a cult national award-winning classic that was also India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.


Smita Patil

Nearly 10 films of the celebrated actor who died from childbirth complications was released after her death. These include Ketan Mehta’s acclaimed rural drama ‘Mirch Masala’. Patil’s performance in the film was included by Forbes magazine in its “25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema” in 2013.


Om Puri

Veteran actor Om Puri passed away on  January 6, 2017, due to a massive heart attack. Just a month before his death, he had completed shooting for Salman Khan‘s ‘Tubelight’ which released on the occasion of Eid on  June 25, 2017, months after his unfortunate demise.


Shammi Kapoor

The 70s heartthrob, Shammi Kapoor, one of the most entertaining actors to have graced the Indian film industry, passed away on August 14, 2011, at the age of 79 due to chronic renal failure. He was last seen in a guest appearance in grandson Ranbir Kapoor‘s film ‘Rockstar’, which released in November in the same year.



Madhubala, who was regarded as the epitome of beauty had a ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart) due to which she lost her life on February 23, 1969. After delivering the biggest film of her career, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, her last movie ‘Jwala’ released in 1971, two years after her death.

Farooq Sheikh

Two of the National Award-winning actor’s films were released in 2014, a year after he passed away. ‘Youngistaan‘ co-starring Jackky Bhagnani made close to ₹ 7 crores at the box office while war drama ‘Children of War’ managed to garner less than a crore.



One of the most loved actresses of Bollywood, Sridevi, passed away in a tragic incident on February 24, 2018. The actress died at a hotel in Dubai where she had gone to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. Sridevi featured in a cameo in the 2018 film ‘Zero’, which had Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.


Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14 at his Bandra residence, days before the release of his upcoming film ‘Dil Bechara’. The film which was earlier scheduled to hit the theatres in May 2020 got delayed indefinitely due to the nationwide lockdown. The film finally released on July 24. The trailer of ‘Dil Bechara’, which released on July 6 shattered all records globally and became the most liked trailer with over 5 million likes in less than 24 hours.

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