We last heard that Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan would be coming together for a movie by Zoya Akhtar. While that news fizzled out, here’s the latest – It was reported earlier that Hrithik Roshan has been roped in to play Lord Shiva in a film based on author Amish Tripathi’s book ‘Immortals of Meluha’, titled ‘Shuddhi’. The film will be produced by Karan Johar (Dharma Productions) and directed by Karan Malhotra, of Agneepath Fame.
Now according to our sources, Kareena Kapoor has been signed to play the leading lady for this film. This is big news for two reasons.
First, this pair will be reunited on screen together after ten long years. They were last seen together in Sooraj Barjatya’s 2003 dud, Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon.
And secondly they’ve finally called truce. The duo who were dating during the making of their last film had a fallout and never came together again, despite many filmmakers trying to cast them together. Hrithik was not willing to upset his wife by romancing with Bebo onscreen and it was all too fresh in the Kapoor girl’s mind to get together with the actor onscreen.
But time heals all wounds and now they have both decided to put their past behind them. It is natural that they come together for common friend Karan Johar, who was able to convince them to do this film together. Apparently, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone were in the race for the role but Kareena beat them to it as she was the director’s first choice. Malhotra felt that only Kareena could play the challenging role of “Sati”.
If all goes well, ‘Shuddhi’ will go on floor in November this year and will be set for a 2014 Diwali release.
Now let’s just wait for the production house to make a big announcement.
Courtesty : DNA