Release date: June 27
The plot of Ek Villain continues to generate interest. Sidharth Malhotra’s character has grey shades; while Shraddha Kapoor plays his love interest in the film. However, Shraddha’s character will be killed in the first fifteen minutes of the film, and in the rest of the film she re-appears in flash backs. The film establishes Sidharth as the protagonist, who fights against injustice. His character is called Guru, and is different from the soft romantic image he has essayed in his films Student of the Year and Hasee Toh Phasee. Riteish Deshmukh plays the role of Rakesh, and has several grey shades to his character. Balaji has teamed up
with Mohit Suri on his first directorial feature outside the Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt banner. It also marks the first-time pairing of the lead pair.