‘Shuddhi’ has gone through much shuffling in the cast ever since the project was first announced. It was originally slated to star Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. But the project got delayed due to Hrithik’s head injury. Later the actor excused himself from the movie and Kareena followed suit, leaving the film without its leading stars.
It was being said at that time that Kareena Kapoor’s parting from the project was quite acrimonious and created a friction between her and producer Karan Johar, though the two denied that to be the case.
Later on, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were considered for the film, but they preferred to be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani that will be shot around the same time.
Now, with Salman Khan stepping in as the leading man, Shuddhi has got a new lease of life. It remains to be seen who his leading lady in the film would be. We won’t be surprised if KJo approaches Katrina Kaif.
Shuddhi will be directed by Karan Malhotra who helmed the 2012 blockbuster Agneepath. The film is slated for a Diwali release in 2016.