Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is out of Karan Johar's Shuddhi and has been replaced by the young gun - Varun Dhawan. But guess what! Salman Khan has taken it in all good spirit and is in fact proud of Varun.
Karan Johar's production 'Shuddhi', which was to initially feature Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, now stars "Student Of The Year" actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, 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
MALHOTRA..@Varun_dvn @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.
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"."
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'.
With inputs from IANS