Ekta Kapoor and director Mohit Suri are now planning a sequel to their very successful 2014 crime thriller Ek Villain, where Siddharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor played the lead roles and the role of a villain was essayed by Riteish Deshmukh.
While Deshmukh played a cold-blooded serial killer in Ek Villain, Arjun Kapoor will now play the title role in a sequel. Arjun is ready to step into the dark zone with Ek Villain 2.
But it is doubtful that Siddharth Malhotra will continue with his protagonist’s role in Ek Villain 2, as the antagonist’s role has proven to be more impactful. The same is the case with the Dhoom series, where every major star wants to play the antagonist.
“Ekta Kapoor wants to turn Ek Villain into her production house’s Dhoom franchise. The question here is: Who will play the formal hero when the villain has the author-backed role?” asks a source.
Mohit Suri, who helmed the first film, and Arjun Kapoor have quite a rapport going between them ever since they collaborated on the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States.
On the work front, Arjun Kapoor, who is busy with Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical Panipat, will get into this project next year.