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The Real Reason Aditya Roy Kapur Opted Out Of Ek Villain 2

Surprisingly,  Aditya Roy Kapur whose last  hit Malang was  directed  by Mohit Suri has opted  out  of the same director’s   next film Ek Villain  2, presumably because  the  ‘villain’ John Abraham’s role  was shaping up far stronger than  the  ‘hero’ Aditya Roy Kapur ’s role.

It  may be recalled that the  only two really big successes  in Aditya Roy Kapur ’s career  Aashiqui  2  and  Malang were  both directed  by Mohit Suri.

A  source  informs,  “When Aditya Roy Kapur  was offered the part, he was extremely kicked about his role and the way Mohit had imagined  the action set-pieces in the film. They were  even bigger than the way he devised the same for Malang. But in the last few weeks, Mohit and Adi were continuously having creative differences on the script and his role. There was a mutual decision taken by both of them where they finally decided to go ahead with the film, without Adi.”

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Sources  close  to  Suri say the parting was  not in the least acrimonious.

“There’s no bad blood between the two. They share a great relationship and parted ways on this film on an amicable note.It  wasn’t as if  the script  for Ek Villain  was ready and then Aditya Roy Kapur  ditched the project at  the last minute. With the  lockdown and no certainty  of  when shooting resumes, Aditya and Mohit were going through many  discussions. There were certain points in  the plot and Aditya Roy Kapur ’s  character that  they thought  they’d work out.  But it didn’t happen that way. That’s okay. Mohit has plenty  of  time to find a replacement,” says  the source.

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It won’t be easy. Since the villain has  the  author-backed title role.

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