Kareena Kapoor recently said that she is unsure about Shuddhi and also mentioned that she would take a call on the movie only after being approached again by the makers.
Now, the movie’s main lead Hrithik Roshan has declared his exit in an official statement. “Karan Malhotra and I have decided to unite in the most ambitious way post Shuddhi. For now, I cannot allow a vision like 'Shuddhi' to stagnate any further. I had the finest experience an actor can have working with Karan in Agneepath and I’m sure both my dear Karans (Malhotra and Johar) are going to go beyond with this one! 'Shuddhi' remains a part of me in spirit and I am sure it will be a landmark in our cinema. I wish them all the best!” reads his statement.
Thus Shuddhi is left with no lead cast. But that doesn’t mean the film has been shelved. The magnum opus might get a new star cast. There have already been rumours that Deepika Padukone might replace Kareena Kapoor.
Now, the buzz is that the Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor can step into the shoes of Hrithik Roshan. Karan Johar is quite close to Ranbir and Deepika and considering Karan has a history of pulling off casting coups, he might get his two favourite actors working for Shuddhi.
Sources claim that both Ranbir and Deepika have been approached for Shuddhi. We’ll keep you posted on what happens next.