In 1997, Mukul Anand commenced the shooting of the biggest action film of that time - Dus - with Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. The music of the film, which also starred Raveena Tandon, marked the debut of Shankar Ehsaan Loy; the iconic song 'Hindustani' was a part of Dus.
Alas! The film never saw a release as director Mukul Anand died before the shooting of the film was completed. According to our sources, the director shot the film without any bound script; he had the entire screenplay in his mind. This made it difficult for other directors to take up the incomplete film as there was no script to follow.
What was the film all about?
The basic plot of the film revolved around two undercover Indian soldiers - Salman Khan and Sanjay, who plan a staged kidnap of Indian Army General, Vinod Khanna, so as to infiltrate the terrorists. Their mission is to capture terrorists Mast Gul (Rahul Dev) and Co. who have burnt the oldest shrine Charar E Sharirf in Kashmir, leaving the Indian Army humiliated.
Raveena Tandon's character in the film was similar to Manisha Koirala in Dil Se who hated Indian Army and was a brain-washed terrorist. While pretending to be terrorist, Sanjay Dutt loses his memory and is brainwashed into believing that he is a real terrorist until Salman Khan finds him and makes him believe the actual truth.
Interesting isn't it?
The 1997 film was supposed to 'redifne' action movies in Bollywood but sadly, the audiences never got to see the finished film.
Watch some unseen clippings from Dus here: