According to sources, Abbas-Mustan's half-complete Mr Fraud has been shelved. The film being directed by the duo for Ashtavinayak Cine Vision, has been in the works for almost three years now.

After a marathon shooting in London, shooting came to a standstill following actor Sanjay Dutt's legal hassles. A schedule planned last November had to be scrapped as Dutt was in jail. The production house and the director are keen to wrap up the film but the chances of that are very bleak. Both the leading men, Dutt and Ajay Devgan are busy with other commitments. It is nearly impossible to get their combination dates. It is also being alleged that Dutt is not too happy that Devgan has opted out of his home production Beehad being directed by Milan Luthria. Meanwhile, Dutt himself has dropped out of Vishal Bharadwaj's Julie. Beehad has been put on hold while Julie has been scrapped. But Dharam Oberoi, the CEO of Dutt's production house, insists that the actor intends to honour all his pending commitments before he takes on any new movie, including his home production. He says that the actor will complete Mr Fraud, adding however, that the actor was booked solid for the next few months. Meanwhile, Mr Fraud continues to languish in the cans.