Ever since Hrithik Roshan walked out of Shuddhi, saying that he could not let the vision stagnate any further, Karan Johar has been on the look out for a new leading actor for his film. The director had admitted at one point that he didn’t know what was happening with the project, although we did tell you that he was considering Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the lead roles, since he was very impressed with their chemistry in Ram-Leela. Well, if reports today are to be believed, then KJo is very close on locking in Ranveer for the film.
According to Mirror, Ranveer is expected to meet both KJo and Karan Malhotra (the director) once he is back from Delhi, where he is shooting for Shaad Ali‘s next project. They are due for a last round of talks, after which Ranveer will officially sign on the dotted line – apparently, they had a meeting some time last week where the actor verbally agreed to do the project.
Karan had even approached Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan with the roles, but for some reason, it didn’t work out with either of them. Now it looks like Ranveer is his leading man, while Deepika has been brought on board for the female lead. It looks like the Ranveer/Deepika pairing really is taking off – they’re also said to be the lead pair for Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s upcoming Bajirao Mastani.
We’ll await official confirmation from Karan Johar and his team at Dharma, but for now, tell us what you think – are you excited that Ranveer will be a part of Shuddhi? Would you like to see him opposite Deepika Padukone again? Or were you hoping for someone else to be cast entirely? Let us know in the comments below!