While rumor mills have it that Deepika Padukone has replaced Kareena Kapoor in Karan Johar's Shuddhi, directed by Karan Malhotra, the reports have Kareena and everyone associated with the film amused as there is absolutely no truth to this.
Clarifying the same says producer Karan Johar, "Kareena Kapoor is very much a part of SHUDHI ... which stars Hrithik Roshan .... directed by Karan Malhotra ... the film will commence next year .."
On his part, Karan Malhotra (of Agneepath fame), who is helming the project, also rubbished the rumours stating, "Kareena is very much part of the film. It (rumours of Deepika Padukone doing the film) is not true. We have not approached anyone. It is one hero-heroine project ... So it's only Kareena in the film. "
If sources are to be believed, Kareena is confirmedly a part of the film and has already allotted bulk dates for the same. She is very excited to be reuniting onscreen with Hrithik Roshan since their chemistry has always spelled magic at the box office.