Deepika Padukone expressed her desire to play the lead with Salman Khan in Shhuddhi
Deepika Padukone who had earlier turned down Shhuddhi has apparently expressed her desire to play the lead in the film now that Shhuddhi has been pushed to Diwali 2016. According to a leading website, sources have revealed that Deepika Padukone spoke to Karan Johar that she can manage the dates of her other films to shoot for Shhuddhi. She had earlier chosen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani over Shhuddhi because of availability of dates. But now that the filmmaker has finalized Salman Khan for the lead role in the film, Deepika Padukone who has been wanting to share the screen space with the superstar wasted no time to approach Karan Johar.
While there is no confirmation on Deepika playing lead in Shhuddhi, Karan Johar might just give in considering she was earlier approached for the role. Originally, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were cast for the film. However, when Hrithik opted out, Kareena Kapoor too chose to let go of the film. Following which KJo approached Deepika Padukone.