Finally! The wait is over. Karan Johar’s has signed the Dabangg actor Salman Khan for his next project Shhuddhi. The filmmaker announced this news on twitter and he also added that the film is scheduled to release on Diwali 2016.
The news floated around the circle of media when Salman Khan talked about his up-coming projects. He said that he will be doing the sequel to ‘No Entry’, an untitled film with Mahesh Manjrekar, an untitled film with Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar’s “Shuddhi”.
This was later followed by Karan Johar’s official tweet – “#SHHUDDHI will star SALMAN KHAN and will release Diwali 2016……@shhuddhimovie”
This news was tweeted on July 16th..
Initally, there were many rumours floating around the original cast for the film. It is also said that Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were finalized as the lead pair of the film ,which was to be directed by Karan Malhotra. But later on, it was revealed that Hrithik had pulled out of the project.
Now there are rumours surrounding the female lead to star opposite Salman Khan in the film. The names that are popping up are – Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor.
Deepika Padukone who is known to be a huge fan of Salman Khan, is very keen to work with the actor. Shraddha Kapoor, who is a fresh face in the industry, may be a strong contender for the role.
But the big boss is the producer of the film, Mr. Karan Johar. Maybe, we can hear tweet about the female lead in the coming weeks.