In the search of another star for his movie, Mohit Suri finally roped in Arjun Kapoor as the second lead hero. Arjun is set to work opposite John Abraham in the sequel of Ek Villain. The movie will be financed by Ekta Kapoor and Bhushan Kumar.
According to Pinkvilla, a source told them, “Mohit’s Ek Villain 2 has four lead characters who are integral to the film’s narrative and take the story ahead. When Mohit Suri announced the sequel to his next film Ek Villain, it turned out to be a huge ensemble. John Abraham, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria were already locked for the film. Reportedly, Aditya Roy Kapur was going to be the other male lead, but owing to creative differences over the script, it didn’t work out. So Mohit was looking for someone and roped in Arjun for the same. Unlike the first part, in this instalment, both John and Arjun play villains.”
After signing up the movie, Arjun Kapoor has been training as this will be the first film which he will shoot, once the restrictions ease out. The source further added, “There are several confrontation adrenaline pumping action set pieces designed for both John and Arjun and it includes a mammoth fight sequence as well. Arjun is paired opposite Tara in the film, but the plot is such that there might also be an Arjun-Disha love angle as well.”
Ek Villain 2 will mark the second movie of Arjun, Ekta and Mohit after Half Girlfriend. The movie is expected to go on floors at the end of the year. John Abraham will join the shoot after he wraps up shooting of Satyameva Jayate 2. On the other hand, Arjun is finishing up Kashvie Nair’s untitled project. Both the stars are also a part of Kashvie Nair’s project, which makes Ek Villain 2 their second project together.