Finally! Salman Khan Confirms He's Doing Shuddhi

Rashmi Daryanani , 16 Jul 2014
Salman Khan
Salman Khan

We told you back in May that a birdie informed us Salman Khan has been signed on as the lead of Shuddhi, and now the actor has finally confirmed it. During a recent media interaction, he went on record to announce that yes, he is doing the film, but it will be a while, because he will first finish shooting for Sooraj Barjatya‘s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. He also has several more projects on his plate – Boney Kapoor‘s No Entry Mein Entry, a Kabir Khan film (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), YRF’s Sultan, and a Mahesh Manjrekar film.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

From what we’ve heard, the plan is for Shuddhi to go on floors in August 2015, but the female lead has yet to be finalised. I suppose we can count Kareena Kapoor Khan out as of now, since she rubbished rumours of being a part of the film and even said that it was shelved – which seemed to really irritate Karan Johar. Apparently, KJo still wants Deepika Padukone (and it looks like she’s willing to work on the dates), so that’s a very real possibility. Still, we’ll have to wait and see… and it may be a while!

Who would you like to see opposite Salman in Shuddhi?

UPDATE: Karan Johar has tweeted as well, announcing Salman as the lead and confirming that the film will release Diwali 2016. Innnteresting… especially since Diwali is usually Shah Rukh Khan‘s slot, in the way that Eid is Salman’s! Also, it is apparently titled Shhuddhi… dang.

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