It was recently reported that John Abraham and Aditya Roy Kapur would come together for the sequel of 2014 film Ek Villain. Titled as Ek Villain 2, the film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ekta Kapoor and will be helmed by Mohit Suri who also helmed the first film.
While in the 2014 film Riteish Deshmukh played a negative role and Sidharth Malhotra was the hero but in the upcoming film both John and Abraham would be seen playing negative characters. During an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Mohit said, “It’s essentially villain versus villain. Both Adi and John are playing negative characters.”
The director also revealed that Ek Villain 2 is not the “direct sequel” to the first film. And that is the reason a fresh casting was required. “Ekta and I were looking to create a whole franchise on villains. Shraddha (leading lady of Mohit directed Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain), Sidharth and Riteish (Ek Villain co-star) have been a part of my biggest films films and I love them, but this is a different story, with new characters that refer to the older ones.”
It would mark the third collaboration of Suri with Aditya after Aashiqui 2 and the upcoming Malang. Even Aditya was confirmed after watching glimpses of his intense turn in Malang. The film would mark the first collaboration between John and Mohit. “I was an assistant on John’s first film and we have been trying to work with each other for a while. This script proved to be a great platform for the two of us to come together and I am excited about it,” Mohit told the publication.
There is no information about who will play the leading lady in the film but Mohit said, “There are two girls in the film. One of them is pretty much a villain as well. It’s a Gone Girl-ish zone and I have to get the casting right.”
An unofficial remake of the 2010 South Korean film I Saw the Devil, Ek Villain also received appreciation for its music and songs like Galliyan, Awari, Hamdard, Banjaara, Zaroorat. While there is no decision on recreating the songs for the second instalment yet, Mohit revealed that if he decides to remake, he will remake Galliyan.
The film will go on the floors in June this year.