Salman Khan reveals why he was replaced in KJo’s ‘Shhuddhi’


Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was at Dubai to attend the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA), broke his silence over his exit from Karan Johar’s production ‘Shhuddhi’ in a jocular manner.

Salman pulled Karan’s leg by saying that when he showed interest in doing ‘Shhuddhi’, Karan complained of budgetary issues. Therefore, rather than cost cutting, Karan chose to cut Salman out of the film and took a younger hero instead. An embarrassed Karan reportedly covered his face at this jibe.

There were reports that Salman was being cast for the filmmaker’s much talked about venture ‘Shhuddhi’. But later, it was announced that ‘Student OfThe Year’ actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have been roped in as the lead actors of the film.

Salman had tweeted about his replacement in the film. “Kamaal karte ho Varun Dhawan…made ur dad n me so proud of u… happy Shhuddhi,” the ‘Dabangg’ star wrote.

Karan also made the announcement on Twitter, “And finally..SHUDDHI starring VARUN DHAWAN and ALIA BHATT…directed by KARAN [email protected]_dvn @aliaa08 @karanmalhotra21 @DharmaMovies.”

Ever since the news of Salman’s replacement was out, there was tittle-tattle about their friendship. However, the duo appeared to be on cordial terms, according to news reports.

The AIBA event was held at the racecourse of Hotel Meydan on May 29 and was attended by a galaxy of Bollywood stars. Salman’s electrifying performance was the highlight of the evening. The actor, who is out on bail had obtained permission of the Bombay High Court to attend the awards ceremony.

Salman Khan reveals why he was replaced in KJo’s ‘Shhuddhi’

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was at Dubai to attend the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA), broke his silence over his exit from Karan Johar’s production ‘Shhuddhi’ in a jocular manner.

Salman pulled Karan’s leg by saying that when he showed interest in doing ‘Shhuddhi’, Karan complained of budgetary issues. Therefore, rather than cost cutting, Karan chose to cut Salman out of the film and took a younger hero instead. An embarrassed Karan reportedly covered his face at this jibe.

There were reports that Salman was being cast for the filmmaker’s much talked about venture ‘Shhuddhi’. But later, it was announced that ‘Student OfThe Year’ actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt have been roped in as the lead actors of the film.

Salman had tweeted about his replacement in the film. “Kamaal karte ho Varun Dhawan…made ur dad n me so proud of u… happy Shhuddhi,” the ‘Dabangg’ star wrote.

Karan also made the announcement on Twitter, “And finally..SHUDDHI starring VARUN DHAWAN and ALIA BHATT…directed by KARAN [email protected]_dvn @aliaa08 @karanmalhotra21 @DharmaMovies.”

Ever since the news of Salman’s replacement was out, there was tittle-tattle about their friendship. However, the duo appeared to be on cordial terms, according to news reports.

The AIBA event was held at the racecourse of Hotel Meydan on May 29 and was attended by a galaxy of Bollywood stars. Salman’s electrifying performance was the highlight of the evening. The actor, who is out on bail had obtained permission of the Bombay High Court to attend the awards ceremony.