Kareena, Hrithik in a totally new avatar for ‘Shuddhi

Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan teamed up after 12 long years for Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi’ and the director promises ‘never seen before’ role in 'Shuddhi' for the couple. This is Karan Malhotra’s dream project and he is really happy to cast two dynamic superstars of the industry, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan.

"Yes, finally we have confirmed Kareena for the role. I feel she is a stunning looking girl and she suites the character best. I am sure she will do justice to the film," said Malhotra.

"I am not allowed to talk much about my film, but all I can assure you is Kareena and Hrithik will be seen in a never before role in 'Shuddhi'. I know it's the most cliche line ever, but I can assure you on that," added the ‘Agneepath’ director.

When asked Karan whether it is a conscious decision to cast them, he replied, "No, it was not a conscious decision, it was just a coincidence. They both look lovely together, the script demanded them and I am lucky to have them on board".

Kareena and Hrithik were last seen in'Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon' in 2003. They also acted together in 'Mujhse Dosti Karoge!' and 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' and 'Yaadein'.

Talking about Kareena, Malhotra said: "Kareena is a thorough professional and she took it as any other job. I don't think there are any differences."

The film will be produced by Dharma Productions. KJo says, "When Karan (Malhotra) came to me with Shuddhi, his desire was to cast Hrithik and Kareena. I spoke to both of them and they were happy to be on board. The film is an intense love story and because it has a reincarnation theme, he has written a script that is dramatic and outstanding. Also, such a theme requires actors who can bring the desired intensity. To me, it is really an important casting. But I don't look at it as a coup. Kareena is beautiful, talented and a powerhouse performer. And Hrithik, well, what can I say? He can melt a nation just with his eyes.''

'Shuddhi', which will be produced by Karan Johar and the film will go on floors by early next year. The film is said to be an intense love story and the film is slated to release next year in October.