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05 December 2023

Deepika to romance Hrithik; Kareena cast away from Shuddhi?

Deepika Padukone (Dennis B. Mallari)

By Sanskriti Media and Entertainment

After Kareena Kapoor’s statement that she may consider Shuddhi only depending on her mood, Karan Johar has decided to let the actress go.

It can be recalled that differences between Karan and Kareena had cropped up during the casting of Kal Ho Na Ho, when Bebo wanted a hefty price to be cast in the film. Out went Kareena and Preity Zinta gladly stepped in with a ting on her cheek – and smiled with the dimple to the bank when the film was a hit.

Kareena and Karan patched up with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and things were still fine between the two, till Shuddhi’s delay broke the back of the relationship yet again. Shuddhi was being delayed endlessly and the frank speaking Kareena kapoor decided to open her trap yet again and say that she has had no information on the film from Karan Johar after it was delayed and that she was happily immersed in her marital bliss and would consider the project only when it is offered to her yet again.

While there were rumours that the film may be scrapped also owing to Hrithik Roshan’s busy schedule, but both the Karans – producer Johar and director Malhotra have decided to know the schedules and statuses before talking about the film.

Hrithik head injury and subsequent operations and hospitalization during Bang Bang opposite Katrina Kaif, had banged all chances of Shudhhi coming up on time The film needed a lot of time and Bebo who indeed allotted a good 200 days to the movie at a stretch and was upset when the schedule got canned.

The best chances for the film now to go on the floors seems to be by the end of the eyar or early 2015. And that means that another actress who has been wanting to work with Hrithik Roshan has pitched her date diary to Karan yet again, like she did in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Kareena may love Deepika Padukone’s chemistry with her husband Saif, but we wonder what she will have to say about it when the Cocktail actress is romantically paired opposite her former flame Hrithik Roshan… and that too by replacing her.

The official announcement will come in only when Hrithik finally allots his dates, because it remains to be seen how busy the Heroine No 1 of Bollywood is when Hrithik understands his schedule.

It can be recalled Deepika Padukone was the first choice for the film, but then she did not have dates for the film at that time. And now the offer has come a full circle and Deepika is in every mood to accommodate the film in her diary if things work out.

But then will Kareena and Karan also manage to do a ‘shuddhikaran’ (cleansing) of their souring relationship which has gotten worse after the failure of the Imran-Kareena film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein?