Karan Johar and Karan Malhotra are on a winning track. The producer-director duo, the team behind the Hrithik Roshan-Priyanka Chopra, Rs 100-crore film, 'Agneepath' (2012), is back on course with Dharma Productions' 'Shuddhi'. It is known that Hrithik will play the lead and joining the light-eyed superstar will be Kareena Kapoor.
Says KJo, "I'm excited to see Hrithik and Kareena back after 12 years." Yes, Duggu and Bebo were last seen together in 2001, in Subhash Ghai's Yaadein and later in Karan's super-duper hit Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. In the time gone by, both actors have done different pieces of work separately. And though Karan doesn't look at their casting as a coup, he feels both actors will bring in the required energy that his director has envisioned.
KJo says, "When Karan (Malhotra) came to me with Shuddhi, his desire was to cast Hrithik and Kareena. I spoke to both of them and they were happy to be on board. The film is an intense love story and because it has a reincarnation theme, he has written a script that is dramatic and outstanding. Also, such a theme requires actors who can bring the desired intensity. To me, it is really an important casting. But I don't look at it as a coup. Kareena is beautiful, talented and a powerhouse performer. And Hrithik, well, what can I say? He can melt a nation just with his eyes.''
Karan Johar's favourite reincarnation films Madhumati (1958) Karz (1980) Kudrat (1981) Karan Arjun (1995)