Karan kicks out Kareena to bring in Deepika Padukone for ‘Shuddhi’?

Our regular readers must be aware that we were the first to tell you about Karan Johar’s attempts to reunite Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor on screen 12 years after ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. He had managed to pull off the seemingly impossible task and signing the two for Karan Malhotra’s ‘Shuddhi’. But, a year on, there are rumours that Karan has approached Deepika Padukone to do the same role.

Though Kareena maintains that she is doing the film, the buzz is that after the box-office debacle of ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’, the filmmaker is thinking of a opting for a more saleable Deepika.

Seems Kareena Kapoor is also not keen on giving bulk dates for ‘Shuddhi’. That is the reason she had earlier opted out of ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela’ and had to be replaced with Deepika.

A sources close to the project have confirmed that Deepika had been contacted by KJo. “It’s true, she has been approached. However, she still needs to read the script and take a decision.”

If Deepika takes up the offer, it will be the biggest replacement of the season as the pairing of Hrithik and Kareena was the main talking point of the film.

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