Filmmaker Mohit Suri has confirmed that the sequel to his 2014 hit Ek Villain is on the cards with John Abraham and Aditya Roy Kapur coming together for the film. Ek Villain, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, was a revenge drama and went on to become one of the most successful films of Bollywood.
It, therefore, comes as a surprise to know that Sidharth has turned down director Mohit Suri’s offer to do Ek Villain 2. “Perhaps Sid knew the villain would again walk away with all the praise. It happened with Riteish Deshmukh who played the villain in Ek Villain.
According to Bollywood Hungama Ek Villain 2 will have John Abraham play the villain. Sources say Sidharth wanted to play the villain this time. When director Mohit Suri declined to entertain Malhotra’s wish, he opted out making way for Aditya Roy Kapur who has just delivered a hit Malang with director Mohit Suri.
Sidharth’s last outing Marjaavaan didn’t impress the audiences and critics hope this decision won’t turn out costly for him as the actor is in desperate need of a hit. He will be next seen in Shershaah alongside Kiara Advani, directed by Vishnuvardhan.