The makers had earlier cast Aditya Roy Kapur as one of the antagonists, but he opted out of the project last year.
Ek Villain Returns to be out on 11 February 2022; Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani to star in film
Mumbai - 11 Feb 2021 14:09 IST
Updated : 14:10 IST
Ek Villain Returns, the sequel to the successful thriller Ek Villain (2014), will be released on 11 February, exactly a year from now. The film was slated to hit the screens on 8 January 2021.
The makers, Bhushan Kumar and Ekta Kapoor, revealed the news on social media. The film will star John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor as villains who will butt heads.
John shared the title poster of the film on Facebook and wrote, “Iss kahaani ka hero, villain hai!”
The makers had earlier cast Aditya Roy Kapur as one of the villains but he opted out of the project last year.
Ek Villain starred Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor. This time, the film will have three leading ladies — Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria and Ruchika Kapoor.
Ek Villain Returns will be directed by Mohit Suri, who helmed the first time. Patani was cast in Suri’s last outing Malang (2020).
Speaking about the film, Suri said in a statement, “Ek Villain was my passion project and a labour of love. The kind of love that I still receive for Ek Villain overwhelms me. I am sure with Ek Villain Returns, the love is only going to grow bigger. And while I cannot reveal much about the film, I can assure you that it is going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride.”