Aamir Khan to romance Deepika in ‘Shuddhi’

Several names have been surfaced after Hrithik Roshan backed out of Karan Johar’s magnum opus, ‘Shuddhi’. Shahrukh Khan, Ranveer Singh’s names were considered but it is heard that Karan Johar has finally zeroed upon the ‘Dhoom 3’ actor and perfectionist Aamir Khan to star opposite the long legged dusky beauty Deepika Padukone.

If Aamir Khan gives his nod to the film then this would be Aamir and Deepika’s first film together. After Kareena Kapoor walked out of ‘Shuddhi’, Deepika has been signed. When Kareena and Hrithik backed out of the film, it was believed that the film might have shelved but Karan stunned one and all by announcing the release date of the film a day after. He announced the release date of the film when nothing was confirmed. He was very possessive about the project and does not want it to go off without making.

Deepika also showed keen interest to work with Karan Johar. "I would love to do that film but I don't think Karan (Johar) would come to me with something that he didn't think that I would do justice to," said the 'Ram-leela' actress.

"But if he thinks that I would do justice to it then I would love to do that film," she added.

The actress is fine on working with any other actor in 'Shuddhi'?

"Sure, why not? But like I said it depends on what they (makers of 'Shuddhi') themselves plan to do with the project if it even happens in the first place," Deepika said.

Karan’s close buddy and superstar Shahrukh Khan’s name also surfaced in the initial stage.

‘Shuddhi’ is slated for Christmas 2015 release next year. With no lead actors finalized, Karan Johar announcing the release date of the film cemented the report that Shahrukh Khan will be signed for the magnum opus. “SHUDDHI will release on Friday the 25th oDecember,2015…the Lead cast will be announced shortly..,” Karan tweeted.

‘Shuddhi’ is Karan's Dharma Productions to be directed by Karan Malhotra. The film is expected to go on floor early next year. Hrithik backed out of the film due to family and health issue but he wished Karan and the film the very best.