Kareena Kapoor toning up for ‘Shuddhi’

Kareena Kapoor is preparing herself for ‘Shuddhi’. The movie is directed by Karan Malhotra. In fact the actress is gearing up for two different looks for this movie. Both the looks are styled by Bollywood renowned designer Manish Malhotra.

For this movie, Kareena is required to lose weight and hence the actress is working hard for attaining the same. The movie is a period movie. A source said, “The film will be set in two different eras--one in the 1910s and the other in the 1960s. Kareena needs to lose some weight and tone up for the role and she is already undergoing vigorous training.”

The movie is one of the most ambitious projects of Dharma Productions. The movie will go on floor in December 2013. The source also said, “Manish has been given the mammoth task to recreate costumes of two eras. He has already started work on the 60s look. Bebo will be seen in traditional and modern clothes. Karan will first shoot portions of the 60's era and then go back in time. Manish is constantly in touch with Kareena about the look and she will do the look test as soon as she returns from Beirut.”

Kareena will soon go to Beirut to join hubby as Saif is shooting for Kabir Khan’s next project.

‘Shuddhi’ is a romantic drama movie. It is produced by Karan Johar under Dharma productions. The lead roles of the movie are being played by Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. The film will be released on diwali of 2014.

The film will be shot in Uttarakhand, Bhopal, Mumbai and Rishikesh. The director said, “We were planning to shoot in the state (Uttarakhand), but we couldn’t for obvious reasons. Along with the floods in Uttarakhand, Hrithik’s health was our other concern.” says director Karan Malhotra. He last worked with Hrithik in ‘Agneepath’ (2012) as a director. He adds, “But we are definitely going back to Uttarakhand because the situation is much better now. I think we are back on track as far as that (shooting in Uttarakhand) is concerned.” The team will start shooting in Uttarakhand in December.

The pair of Hrithik and Kareena will come together after 12 years. The movie has a whooping budget of 150 crores. The director says, “We are trying to make a nice dramatic film but yes for sure it will be big. The costs and budgets depends upon the production house. We will try to make the movie with the best possible resources available.