The much-talked about production won’t undergo script changes, confirms director Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra’s Shhuddhi has been through many changes even before the film went on floors. First it was to star Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. Then Salman Khan stepped in and then out as well. Now Karan Johar has cast his Student Of The Year protégés- Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt as the lead pair. Which has sparked off speculations that the script will go in for drastic changes, given this younger pair.
There are also reports of the film’s script being changed because of its alleged similarity to Ek Paheli Leela or Maghadheera remake. “Shhuddhi is about a warrior prince and is a period drama, set across two centuries. It has the reincarnation angle to it, much like the Sunny Leone-starrer that hit screens this April. Also, Shahid will also be seen essaying an almost identical role in the Magadheera remake,” explains a source who added that Karan will go on floors only after a little alteration in the film’s plot.
When asked, director Karan Malhotra rubbished all such talk. “People have been talking about Shhuddhi for eternity. I am busy with my next film Brothers release hence I can start working on Shhuddhi only after my film is released. Plus, it’s not new for me. There have been so many stories about the film ever since its announcement.” The director who seemed distressed with our call did not talk much about the film as he felt ‘It’s too early to do so’. But he did confirm one thing — the film will have no script change. “It’s an original script written by me and my wife. That’s all I will say,” he signed off! Shhuddhi is expected to go on floors in August-September this year.