Hrithik in Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi
There has been a lot of speculation over Hrithik Roshan’s next – Kabir Khan’s yet-to-be- titled film or Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Paani’ or Karan Malhotra’s next. It’s official now: Karan Malhotra has won the race. The film will be titled ‘Shuddhi’ (which means purification).
Hrithik signed the film on Sunday. To be produced by Karan Johar, Shuddhi will have three main characters. The heroine and the villain are yet to be decided. Malhotra’s previous film, the remake of Agneepath, also starred Hrithik.
A source close to Karan said: “Karan and Hrithik had a long meeting last week. Hrithik went through the script at length and then signed on the dotted line. Contrary to rumours, the film is not based on Amish Tripathi’s novel The Immortals Of Meluha.”
When contacted, Malhotra told TOI: “Yes, my next film, Shuddhi, will star Hrithik. It’s a very complex role. Apart from the hero, the film has a strong villainous character.”
Malhotra will put the film on floors in November this year. “We will be shooting most portions in Mumbai and Uttarakhand. We are aiming for a Diwali 2014 release,” he added.