Is ‘Shuddhi’ based on ‘The Immortals of Meluha’? Karan Malhotra clarifies

Karan Johar’s production venture ‘Shuddhi’ has been in the news for years now. Earlier Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were to play the lead roles in the film. Then the two opted out of the film, and Salman Khan was roped in. Later Salman too walked out of the film and Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were finalised for the movie. However, the shooting of the film has not yet begun.

Recently, a leading tabloid reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to make a movie based on the book ‘The Immortals of Meluha’. The reports stated that the rights of the movie were with Dharma Productions who were supposed to make the movie ‘Shuddhi’ based on the book, but now the rights are with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the director is planning to rope in Hrithik Roshan for the film.

Well, the reports surely didn’t go down well with ‘Shuddhi’ director Karan Malhotra. He took to Twitter to clarify that his movie is not based on ‘The Immortals of Meluha’. He tweeted, “Hi @Natasha7_Mirror. Stating yet again. Shhuddhi is an original script,NOT an adaptation of my friend Amish’s IOM. @authoramish @karanjohar.” [sic]

Well, there were reports that ‘Shuddhi’ has been put on a back burner, but we wonder whether this tweet of Karan is hinting that the movie is back on track. (Also Read: ‘Shuddhi’ not shelved, but will Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt star in it?)