If latest reports are to be believed, yet another successful film is being developed into a franchise. We are talking about Mohit Suri’s popular movie, Ek Villain, which hit the silver screen in 2014 and was a runaway success at the box office.

Buzz has it that the director is planning a sequel to the film. Ek Villain starred Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. While Sidharth is expected to be retained in the sequel, Shraddha might be replaced by Kriti Sanon who is riding high on the success of her last release, Bareilly Ki Barfi.

“Though Kriti Sanon’s Raabta didn’t do anything great for her, the actress was appreciated for her work in Bareilly Ki Barfi that has turned the favour on her side. Same goes for Sidharth. His last few films like Baar Baar Dekho and A Gentleman tanked at the box-office due to which he needed a solid hit or else his career would have gone really down. As more than his work, he was in news for his alleged relationship and breakup rumours with Alia Bhatt. Now that, he has a super hit tag with his latest film Ittefaq and doing great numbers day by day many filmmakers are said to have thought of approaching him. Also, Sidharth and Sanon have not been paired as yet, few of the makers are very keen in casting them together in a film,” reveals a well-placed source to a leading entertainment magazine.

Before helming Ek Villain 2, Mohit will complete his upcoming untitled film with Farhan Akhtar.