Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor at loggerheads?
The casting problem of Karan Johar's 'Shuddhi' still persists. The casting problem has given rise to a new report about the filmmaker and Kareena Kapoor's tiff. Kareena who was at first finalized by Karan is reportedly no longer part of the magnum opus. After Hrithik Roshan backed out of the project due to health and personal issue, Kareena is heard to be backed out of the project. Karan and Kareena not only share a great professional relationship but the duo also share a great personal rapport as well. Kareena's walking out of the project has risen to the report of tiff between the two.
There has been a lot of buzz going around the film industry regarding the casting of Karan Johar’s next big film, 'Shuddhi'. It is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions while the script is written by Karan Malkhotra and his wife Ekta Pathak. The film was supposed to go on floor in December, 2013, but casting issues have proven to be the greatest problem of the film. The initial plan was to bring together the dream partnership of Hrithik Roshan and sexy babe Kareena Kapoor alive after almost 10 years. Malhotra, who was very excited about the project had gone so far as to comment that Hrithik will need to build up a Dharmendra-esque physique, reminiscent of a he man of the 70s while Bebo will retain her natural figure.
However, the injuries sustained by Hrithik seriously upset the schedule of the film. He had to undergo brain surgery and decided to plead out of the film. There was a lot of speculation about who was going to replace him. Both Ranbir Kapoor and Ranvir Singh were close contenders, but since nothing was decided, it was difficult for Kareena to commit to a date. Karan Johar clarified to the media, “Shuddhi may take six months, even a year to go on the floors. We are still working on the schedule. Hrithik Roshan’s health issues, which lead to Bang Bang being pushed forward has had its share of repercussions. Shuddhi stands indefinitely delayed and right now I don’t know where it is going. I can’t expect an actress to wait indefinitely. I feel terrible for Bebo, who is a special friend, the sibling I never had.”
Though nothing official has been said to Kareena, it is common knowledge that Karan Johar is thinking of roping in his best buddy Shah Rukh Khan for the lead role and is currently going through the entire Bollywood in search of the leading lady. Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra and even Alia Bhatt has been considered for the part. Though Kareena has been left out of the loop, she told the press, “I don’t know when it will happen. Since one and half years, it has got postponed. I haven’t met Karan Johar and Hrithik is busy doing a movie titled Bang Bang. Whenever the movie goes to the floors, I will decide whether to do it.”