There is a lot of speculation surrounding Karan Johar's ambitious project Shuddhi. The filmmaker initially wanted to cast the dream pair of Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor.
The two actors who were allegedly linked, had not worked together since long.
And just when fans were getting excited about the lead pair, Hrithik and Kareena dropped out of the film.
According to a report, around 10 days ago, Karan Johar met Salman Khan at his Bandra residence, the duo had a meeting over the script of Shuddhi and they departed on a positive note.
We list reasons why Salman may have been KJo's ultimate choice for the film.
Karan Johar and Salman Khan hit it off like a house on fire. The two were spotted at several occasions in each other's company. Karan and Salman allegedly became the new best of friends of Bollywood, to the surprise B-town. It came as a shocker as Karan was warming up to Shah Rukh Khan's arch rival. Karan Johar was spotted spending a lot of time with Salman Khan at parties.
Salman Khan is a popular hero, at the peak of his career right now. Salman has been belting out hits and had his hands full with major projects already. Barring the disappointment of Jai Ho, Salman has maintained his successful streak. The actor's huge fan following might work just right for Karan Johar's troubled project.
Karan Johar had also reportedly stated that he wants to work with Salman Khan again. Salman Khan had been on KJo's list to work with since a long time and the opportunity cropped up in a unique way.
A source stated in a report that Karan Johar is already making a film with Rohit Shetty and that Salman is being considered for the project. While no confirmation comes from either ends, the buzz states Karan Johar is planning to cast Salman in Shuddhi.
Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan have been thick of friends since a long time. However with Karan Johar inching towards Salman Khan, reports stated of a growing disparity between SRK and KJo. Rumours of differences reached its peak when Shah Rukh Khan did not appear on KJo's chat show. SRK used to be a regular on Karan's Koffee couch, but last season he gave it a miss. One of the reasons explored was that Salman was a guest on the show.