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Karan Johar's most ambitious project "Shhuddhi" will finally go on floors this year. The filmmaker confirmed the news and said that the shooting will start after the release of Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra's "Brothers".

"'Shuddhi' will go on the floors very soon. The pre-production on this film is a tumultuous task because it's a very wide film with a large scale so it needs a lot of time," Karan said on Monday at the cover launch of Filmfare's Glamour & Style issue.

"And Karan Malhotra, who is set to direct it, is releasing his film "Brothers" in August, so he will get into it right after that," he added.

There were reports that after completing the shooting of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", the actor will shoot for Yash Raj Film's "Sultan" and post that he would work on Karan's film.

"He will start shooting for Sultan immediately after wrapping up Bajrangi and Prem Ratan. Post that, he will start Karan's film. As of now, no dates are finalised but the clarity on the dates will come once he is done with Bajrangi," a source informed DNA.

However, Karan has put all the speculation to rest with his latest announcement.

Talking about the cast, the makers have finalised only Salman Khan for the male lead role. There were reports that Jacqueline Fernandez might step into Kareena Kapoor Khan's shoes, who was initially signed for the role.

However, the "Kick" actress rubbished the rumours and said that she hasn't been approached for the film.

"I am not doing Shhuddhi. I have not even been approached for the film," Jacqueline said at an event.

"Shhuddhi" is based on Amish Tripathi's book "The Immortals of Meluha". The film will reportedly release next year in October.