Karan Johar has confirmed superstar Salman Khan for his next film Shhuddhi. Khan will be seen in a lead role, according to Johar.
However the leading lady is yet to choose. Karan announced the news on twitter.
He wrote; “#SHHUDDHI will star SALMAN KHAN and will release Diwali 2016…[email protected]”
Previously, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan were initially chosen to do the film, to be directed by Agneepath helmer Karan Malhotra but the project kept getting delayed.
Hrithik finally decided to quit the project due to health issues and Kareena walked out. Earlier reports suggested that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may replace them but Karan later denied the reports.
Mr. Khan is currently busy promoting Kick and will soon start shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
It will mark the second time that Karan and Salman are teaming up. They previously worked together in 1998 film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in which Salman Khan had a special appearance.