Things have not worked as planned from the time Salman Khan and Karan Johar decided to work together. Ever since the announcement of Karan Johar’s magnum opus project, ‘Shuddhi’, back in 2015, the struggle for a cast has been real. First Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were approached but both of them backed out citing commitment reasons. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were already booked by Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela and ‘Bajirao Mastaani’. Salman Khan was then roped in for the project but the power duo seems to be jinxed ever since.
The ambiguity regarding ‘Shuddhi’ still remains as to who will star, Alia-Varun or Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif, or that the project has been shelved altogether?
This, however, did not sour things between the ‘Sultan’ actor and filmmaker Karan Johar as they again decided to come together for a project and this time they roped in Khiladi Kumar as well. As per reports, Salman Khan and Karan Johar would co-produce a historical drama on the Battle of Saragarhi in which Akshay Kumar will play the lead. This too has fallen through.
But looks like the band of boys haven’t really disbanded after all. The roles remain the same but the story might change to a sports biopic which won’t be either on Hockey or Cricket as enough has been said and written about them.
Will Akshay Kumar’s charm finally break the jinx that has been looming large over the power duo, Salman-Kjo, for a really long time now?! We hope so.