Hrithik-Kareena will be seen like never before in 'Shuddhi'
Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were quite the happening pair at the turn of the millennium, and were seen in quite a few films — Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G), Yaadein, Mujhse Dosti Karoge and Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon of which only K3G was a success. Yet despite the failures of their films, the duo shared an unmistakable chemistry which was never repeated after Susanne Roshan got wind of their alleged affair.
And now tinsel town is abuzz after maverick filmmaker Karan Johar convinced both the powerhouse performers to come together in Karan Malhotra's 'intense' love story, Shuddhi.
"Yes, finally we have confirmed Kareena for the role. I feel she is a stunning looking girl and she suites the character best. I am sure she will do justice to the film," said Malhotra.
"I am not allowed to talk much about my film, but all I can assure you is Kareena and Hrithik will be seen in a never before role in Shuddhi. I know it's the most cliched line ever, but I can assure you on that," added the director who made the blockbuster Agneepath remake with Hrithik.
Was it a conscious effort to reunite Hrithik-Kareena on screen almost after 10 years?
"No, it was not a conscious decision, it was just a coincidence. They both look lovely together, the script demanded them and I am lucky to have them on board," he said.
Talking about Kareena, Malhotra said: "Kareena is a thorough professional and she took it as any other job. I don't think there are any differences."
Johar too is excited to see the two come together after such a hiatus.
"I'm excited to see Hrithik and Kareena back after 12 years," said KJo.
"When Karan (Malhotra) came to me with Shuddhi, his desire was to cast Hrithik and Kareena. I spoke to both of them and they were happy to be on board. The film is an intense love story and because it has a reincarnation theme, he has written a script that is dramatic and outstanding. Also, such a theme requires actors who can bring the desired intensity. To me, it is really an important casting. But I don't look at it as a coup. Kareena is beautiful, talented and a powerhouse performer. And Hrithik, well, what can I say? He can melt a nation just with his eyes,'' he finished off.
Shuddhi will roll early next year.
Are you excited to see Hrithik-Kareena as a couple on screen again?
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