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Producer Ekta Kapoor has commenced work on the second part of her highly successful film, Ek Villain (2014). Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in principal roles, Ek Villain was one of the most successful films of 2014, which went on to earn over Rs. 100 crores at the domestic box-office.

Reports about a sequel to the hit film have been swirling around for months now. The project was recently confirmed by director Mohit Suri who helmed the first part. “Work on Ek Villain 2 has just kicked off. The premise of the original is great for a potential franchise,” a source close to Balaji Motion Pictures revealed.

Sidharth Malhotra, who is currently gearing up to start Dharma Productions’ next, a biopic on Kargil martyr Vikram Batra, is said to be retained in the sequel. As far as the female lead in concerned, names of actresses like Parineeti Chopra and Kriti Sanon are being tossed around.

The sequel is yet to be announced officially.