As per Pinkvilla, a source has confirmed, “Ahmed was scouting for a young Gen-Y actress who would not only look great opposite Adi but also be a fresh pairing on screen. Several names were discussed and approached. But, eventually, they have locked Dil Bechara heroine Sanjana Sanghi for the film. She plays Adi’s love interest but also has several action scenes in it.”
Kapur had earlier opted out of Ek Villain 2 and signed up for Ahmed Khan’s big budgeted project ‘Om’. The actor is already prepping up for the role, and working on getting a particular body prototype for the character. The source further added, “Om is being designed as an adrenaline pumping high octane action film, with the trademark Ahmed Khan stamp. Ahmed was mighty impressed with Adi’s performance in Malang and loved Sanjana’s nuanced role in the Mukesh Chhabra directorial. When they sat for the narration, Ahmed felt Sanjana suits the role to the T. She has already signed on the dotted line.”
Earlier, names of actresses Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani were also doing the rounds. “There were advanced talks with both of them, but they couldn’t do the film since they already have prior film commitments. Ahmed wants to wrap this film by early next year, whereas Tara has work on Villain 2 and Disha has to wrap up KTina, followed by Shahid Kapoor starrer Yoddha where she plays the female lead” the source said to Pinkvilla.