After repeatedly denying for months now, filmmaker Mohit Suri has finally confirmed that a sequel to his 2014 film ‘Ek Villain’ is on the cards. The film was bankrolled by Ekta Kapoor and, even after four years of its theatrical release, remains one of the most successful movies to have come from the stable of Balaji Motion Pictures. The producer has signed Mohit Suri again and the director is busy writing the script with writer Tushar Hiranandani.
If a trade source is to be believed, Ekta is keen to retain Sidharth Malhotra, who played the male lead in the original, in its sequel as well. Since Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh’s characters died in the first instalment, they won’t be a part of the sequel. “Ekta is keen to do a sequel to ‘Ek Villain’. It is likely to star Sidharth Malhotra, who played the lead in the first instalment. Since the film was among Ekta’s production house’s most successful projects, she wants to take the franchise forward. It was written by Milap Zaveri with the screenplay by Tushar. Since Milap is busy with ‘Satyamev Jayate’, Tushar, Sidharth and Mohit have been meeting frequently to discuss the script. As soon as it’s locked, Mohit will finalise the rest of the cast. The sequel will obviously not star Shraddha Kapoor or Riteish Deshmukh, as their characters died in the first part,” informs the source.
When Mohit Suri was contacted to confirm the news, he says, “Ekta has expressed a desire to make a sequel to ‘Ek Villain’, but there’s no script yet. I am jamming with my writers and brainstorming to come up with a concept. It may be a love story. Tushar has a great mind, so I often bounce my ideas off with him.”
Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor’s latest production ‘Veere Di Wedding’ has opened to great response.