Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan
Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan salmansrk/facebook

Shahrukh Khan's loss is Salman Khan's gain. The Jai Ho star has apparently signed on for director/ producer Karan Johar's next magnum opus titled Shuddhi. Reportedly, Johar was in talks with SRK as well, for the film.

Salman Khan is Johar's new hero, reports Bollywood Life. The film has been facing casting issues ever since its first lead actors Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan opted out. For months now, Johar has been trying to find the right lead actor for this film which is to be directed by Karan Malhotra (Agneepath).

According to the report, there have been hush-hush talks of how SRK would step into Roshan's shoes as the hero in Johar's delayed venture for quite some time.

But reportedly, Khan's no show on Koffee With Karan had caused a divide between the two friends and hence, his chances of signing the film looked slim.

Other A-list stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were also approached to play the lead role. Sadly, things did not materialise.

Kapoor has a busy year ahead with a number of films in-production including Imtiaz Ali's film opposite ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone, Jagga Jasoos with Katrina Kaif and Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet.

Apart from that, rumours suggest that the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani star will also be working on a Sanjay Dutt biopic to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

Ranveer Singh, on the other hand, chose to romance his alleged 'current flame' Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next - Bajirao Mastani.

Looks like the famous and successful pairing of Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan Might just take a massive hit.