Speculation usually equals denial in the Bollywood filmmaking business. However, on very rare occasions, denial is sometimes won over by confirmation.BizAsia can reveal that the rumours surrounding the casting of Kareena Kapoor opposite Hrithik Roshan in ‘Shuddhi’ are seeminglytrue. The jodi will be gracing thescreenstogether afterover a decade.
Just a short while ago the official Dharma Productions Twitter account posted confirmation of the news but have since appeared to have deleted the tweet. However, we can confirm that the link incorporated in the tweet includes that Kapoor is indeed going to play female lead. According to the link posted in thedeleted tweet fromIn.com, the news is indeed authentic. Kapoor and Roshan will be reuniting on screen after 10 years and were perhaps most appreciated together in 2001’s ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’.
One is left to wonder when official confirmation will be given (again), this time without any tweets being deleted or any outright denial. At the recent FICCI Frames 2013 event, producer Karan Johar flat denied that Kapoor was to play leading lady, saying that the decision is yet to be made. Well, there’s holding cards close to one’s chest and then there’s an obvious creation of hype. We ask KJo and Dharma Productions, which one do they hold his hands up to?
UPDATE: Dharma Productions just posted the following tweet:”Hi Guys” This is just to clarify that the last tweet was an error by our digital agency’s end and the information posted was misrepresented”.
The plot thickens! Stay with BizAsia for more developments as they happen.