Shooting for Mohit Suri’s next project ,a sequel to his 2014 film Ek Villain is not going to be easy, what with John Abraham ensconced into the strong author-backed role .So strong is John’s character of the ‘Villain’ that the ‘hero’ Aditya Roy Kapur opted out of the project .
Arjun agreed to come on board only on condition that his role be made stronger.
An informed source reveals, “In Ek Villain Riteish Deshmukh’s villain’s act was so powerful that it completely overran Siddharth Malhotra’s heroic act. In Ek Villain 2 Aditya Roy Kapur didn’t see his character making much of an impact. After teaming up with Mohit Suri for his career-making author-backed turn in Aashiqui 2, Aditya didn’t want to play a second fiddle to John Abraham.”
It remains to be seen how the protagonist’s role has been strengthened in Ek Villain 2 in order to persuade Arjun Kapoor to hop on board because,really, Suri’s Ek Villain series is about the villain, not the hero.