Never said I’m replacing Salman bhai in ‘Shuddhi’: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, who has been repeatedly questioned about replacing Salman Khan in “Shuddhi”, wonders who said that he is stepping into the “Dabangg” star’s shoes for the film.

“Never was it said and never have I said that I am replacing Salman bhai,” Varun told IANS here.

Earlier, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were supposed to star in the movie, but later Salman Khan was roped in.

Then in May, producer Karan Johar announced Varun and Alia for the lead pair in the film, which will be directed by Karan Malhotra.

Varun, who is sharing the screen with Alia for the third time after “Student Of The Year” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, says “Shuddhi” is very special for him and feels that doing this project would be a “mammoth” task.

“‘Shuddhi’ as a film is very special… and is being spoken about before its release and that’s never happened with any film of mine. It’s going to be a mammoth task for me,” the 28-year-old said.

As of now, Varun is currently busy promoting Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD 2”, which is releasing on June 19, and features Prabhudheva and Shraddha Kapoor.



  • No matter what.. Shuddhii is going to be all time disaster like bombay velvet…

    Varun dhawan is overrated Star-kid.. Abcd2 will too flop !:

  • The film got a much better actor. Relief from Bandar Naach. It would be irritating to watch Salman Khan in a good directors film. Thanks to both Karan for replacing Salman with Varun. Movie will score now.

  • This year Brothers can be the highest grosser while Dangal is confirmed for the next year. I think Dangal will be the first Bollywood film to cross 1000 cr worldwide.

  • salman not replaced but saved many peoples from his torture.because a CLASS movie could never contain a non actor,because a non actor will always remain non actor,till now he didn’t know how to cry in the film and when he cried it seems he laughed,there naam’s climax clearly indicates it,lol.

  • Varun is being humble..he is the one whose giving ranbir a tough competition
    Bdw he is talented too. Hope abcd2 become a dilwale is going to be an atbb..n his streak of hits will continue

  • No body wants to comment to on dis film….the movie will not even go on floors..this is a total waste of time…everyone knows what happen with sherkhan…shudhi is also another sherkhan

  • If salman didnt shoot for movie it wasnt salman’s movie. if budget is cut it means shuddhi is a small project now.

  • Finest newcomer in the industry Varun Dhawan The Hit Machi Best of luck for ABCD-2 DIL WAAALE and SHUDDHHI.

  • No matter what’s the star cast of this film. I’m looking forward to this film since the date it was announced. Hrithik liked the story of the film, but he preferred ‘MohenjoDaro’ over it. It will also require someone with high work ethic to pull it off.

    I like Varun and Alia pairing. They look great together. If Karan thought Salman could pull this off, then Varun is surely capable of doing justice to the main role.

  • it will never be made
    big projects are not for small actors
    abcd2 will perform due to brand name
    it has nothing to do with varun aur shraddha

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