Karan Johar dumps Shahrukh, signs Salman for ‘Shuddhi’


After a long time audience would see the teaming of two big names of Bollywood, filmmaker Karan Johar and superstar Salman Khan. The hunt of Karan’s male lead for his prestigious project ‘Shuddhi’ came to an end with Salman Khan. Karan has signed Salman Khan for ‘Shuddhi’ and both Karan and Salman confirmed the news. Karan Johar who earlier claimed that Shahrukh should be in all his movies has now chosen Salman for his next film.

Karan took to Twittter to confirm the news.

He tweeted: #SHHUDDHI will star SALMAN KHAN and will release Diwali 2016.....@shhuddhimovie

Salman Khan has given words to few movies and he will start shooting for the film once he wraps up all those pre-signed projects.

"Yes, I am doing Karan Johar's film called Shuddhi which I would probably start in a while. After Kick, I am going to finish shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's film. Then I have Kabir Khan's film and Boney Kapoor's No Entry Mein Entry. Following that I also have Aditya Chopra's Sultan and a film with Mahesh Manjrekar", the actor said.

‘Shuddhi’ almost shelved after Hrithik Roshan walked out of the film. Several names were considered to play the male leads like Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff  but finally ‘Shuddhi’ came to Sallu’s bag.

For a long time, Salman and Karan was planning to do a film together but nothing suitable came their way. The two bonded after Karan’s relationship with Shahrukh Khan went bit sour. Recently, Salman Khan also appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show, ‘Koffee With Karan’ and both had a hearty chat over coffee.

Now, the big question is who will be romancing Salman in ‘Shuddhi’. Kareena Kapoor was approached earlier but the actress stepped down after Hrithik walked out and now Deepika Padukone’s name is heard.


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