Minutes after our last article on Shuddhi was published, Karan Johar announced on Twitter that Karan Malhotra’s second directorial venture (after Agneepath) will release on 25th December 2015 (Christmas). The star cast will be announced soon.
SHUDDHI will release on Friday the 25th of December,2015…the Lead cast will be announced shortly…
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 15, 2014
Shuddhi was repeatedly postponed, primarily due to Hrithik Roshan’s head injury and subsequent brain surgery. The actor’s health was one of the reasons why he decided to opt out of the film “Karan Malhotra and I have decided to unite in the most ambitious way post – Shuddhi. For now, I cannot allow a vision like Shuddhi to stagnate any further” Hrithik had said in a statement sent to the media.
Soon, Kareena too opted out of the film leading to rumours that Deepika Padukone could be signed to replace her. As for the male lead, there are reports that Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor have been approached.
The official announcement is expected soon. For now though, all we have is the release date. Christmas 2015 it is, for Shuddhi.