Director Mohit Suri has been working on the sequel of ‘Ek Villain’. Earlier, the sequel to Sidharth Malhotra’s action thriller was supposed to be star by John Abraham and Aditya Roy Kapur. However, according to recent report, the ‘Aashiqui 2’ actor has walked out of the movie due to ‘creative disagreements’ with the director.
Mohit Suri and Aditya Roy Kapur have worked together in two super hit films – ‘Aashiqui 2’ and ‘Malang’. The director-actor duo was all set to complete their hat-trick with ‘Ek Villain 2’. However, according to a report by The Times of India, Aditya has walked out of the film over creative differences with the filmmaker. Mohit Suri reportedly got miffed as he ‘does not like anything or anyone coming in the way of his vision’ and this has also affected the duo’s equation.
The report quotes a source as saying, “Adi was to sport multiple looks and had started working on his physique during the lockdown. But over the last month, there have been several creative disagreements between Mohit and him, following which they decided to part ways.”
The report also states that Mohit and Ekta Kapoor are currently looking for an actor who can pitted against John Abraham in the action-thriller.
Meanwhile, Disha Patani has been roped in opposite John Abraham, while ‘Marjavaan’ actress Tara Sutaria was paired opposite Aditya Roy Kapur.
Mohit Suri’s ‘Ek Villain 2’ is supposed to go on the floor this year and the filmmaker is reportedly planning to ‘explore the dark side of the human behaviour’ and ‘create his own universe of villains.’
The film is the sequel to Sidharth Malhotra’s Ek Villain, which was an action thriller that narrated the tragic love story of Guru and Aisha. The flick featured Riteish Deshmukh as an antagonist who played a serial killer. Unlike the face-off between good and evil, ‘Ek Villain 2’ will see a battle between two antagonists.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ekta Kapoor, it will reportedly see the release of January 8, 2021.