It's final! Karan Johar's production Shuddhi, which was to initially feature Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, has now been locked with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt as the lead pair, the filmmaker has announced.
Karan Johar took to Twitter On Thursday night to make the announcement on the Karan Malhotra directorial.
"And finally..SHUDDHI starring VARUN DHAWAN and ALIA BHATT...directed by KARAN
@aliaa08 @karanmalhotra21 @DharmaMovies," he tweeted.
Just last year, Karan Johar had announced on Twitter that Salman Khan will feature in Shuddhi. However, it seems Varun has been now locked in place of the Dabangg star.
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were last seen together in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya.
Salman congratulated the Main Tera Hero actor with a tweet: "Kamaal karte ho Varun Dhawan... Made your dad and me so proud of you... Happy Shuddhi." To that, Varun responded: "Thank you Bhai @BeingSalmanKhan I promise to make you proud #shuddhi"."
Kamaal karte ho Varun Dhawan...made ur dad n me so proud of u... happy Shhuddhi pic.twitter.com/DfQtSEqcpo— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 21, 2015
Alia, who "cannot wait" to be a part of Shhuddhi, wrote: "Can't wait to be a part of Karan Malhotra's epic vision #SHUDDHI @karanjohar @karanmalhotra21 @Varun_dvn @DharmaMovies"
This will be Varun and Alia's third film together after Student of the Year and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.