February 10, 2014 04:39:38 PM IST updated February 12, 2014 10:48:39 AM IST By Ajit Ramachanddran, Glamsham Editorial
Hrithik Roshan has finally put paid to all buzz surrounding the casting saga of SHUDDHI.
A Press statement issued by the AGNEEPATH actor to the scribe-tribe, affirms that the actor has finally opted out of Karan Johar's SHUDDHI, a period romantic flick centred around re-incarnation.
HRITHIK ROSHAN and KAREENA KAPOOR
The Karan Malhotra-helmed movie would have brought together reported former flames Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. And most cine-buffs, who must have rubbed their hands at this casting bond... must be a tad disappointed.
Earlier, producer Karan Johar (Dharma Productions) had reportedly announced to the scribe-tribe that the flick had to be postponed owing to Hrithik's frail health.
Roshan Jr.'s Press statement asserts that SHUDDHI will remain a part of him ''in spirit'' and lauds it as an effort that will be ''a landmark in our cinema.''
As per squeals from ''insiders'' and ''reliable sources,'' Ranveer Singh is likely to gingerly step into Hrithik's shoes and Deepika Padukone is being touted as the replacement star for Kareena Kapoor.
Gear up for Ram-Leela,re-incarnating Dharma-style!