Karan Malhotra’s much-delayed ‘Shuddhi’ has been shelved. Varun Dhawan, who was signed to play the lead, has confirmed the same.
“‘Shuddhi’ is not happening at the moment. I think Karan announced it” Varun said.
The film which was first announced with Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan as the lead stars, was delayed when Hrithik opted out of the film and signed Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Mohenjo Daro.
After Hrithik’s exit from the project, producer Karan Johar approached Salman Khan, who agreed to do the film. Then came reports that Salman too had decided not to do the film.
Karan finally announced that ‘Shuddhi’ would feature Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead.
Unfortunately though, Karan Malhotra’s second directorial venture ‘Brothers’ tanked at the box office, which is probably one of the reasons why ‘Shuddhi’ has been indefinitely shelved.
Varun awaits the release of ‘Dishoom’ later this year.