Will Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor create magic in Karan Johar’s Shuddhi?

The candyfloss filmmaker has finally managed to convince warring actors Duggu and Bebo to pair up in his reincarnation saga

Trust Karan Johar to do the unimaginable! Ever since the Student Of The Year director announced a few months ago that he would be directing a period drama next, there have been all kinds of stories doing the rounds regarding his ambitious movie’s star cast. First there was news of Ranbir Kapoor sharing screen space with KJo’s best buddy Shahrukh Khan. Then there was the story that Ranboo might team up with his cousin Kareena Kapoor and the duo might play brother and sister in the film. But that’s all in the past now. We just heard that Karan has managed a casting coup!

The director-producer-designer-now actor had already roped in his favourite honey-eyed star to play the lead in his new home production Shuddhi almost four months ago, but was still unsure about the female lead. Now the Dharma Productions’ head honcho has proudly declared his leading lady to be Kareena – another favourite of Karan’s – who’ll romance Hrithik in an intense love story to be directed by Karan Malhotra. Johar feels Bebo and Duggu together will bring in the required amount of energy that his director has envisioned.

“I spoke to Hrithik and Kareena and they were happy to be on board. The film is an intense love story and because it has a reincarnation theme, Karan has written a script that is dramatic and outstanding. To me, it is really an important casting,” said the proud filmmaker, talking to a newspaper.

The film will go on the floors by the end of this year and will release during Diwali 2014. There’s no denying that it will be a treat to watch the two supremely good-looking actors sharing screen space after a decade, but we wonder if Bebo and Duggu will be able to create magic. After all, they failed to do so in previous films like Yaadein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon. This time, the time and distance could make them really convincing as two people finding a long-lost love. What do you think?