New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Seven years after Ek Villain garnered love and thumbs up from the audience, the release date of the second instalment of the movie has now been confirmed. Ek Villain Returns will hit the screens exactly a year from today, i.e. February 11, 2022.

Featuring John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani in lead roles, the film is being directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms.  

Taking to Twitter, John Abraham revealed the release date of the movie, along with the caption: "Iss kahaani ka hero, villain hai!" that came with a smiling face with horns. 

Disha also took to Twitter to share the release date of Ek Villain Returns and wrote: "Aapko shikayat ka mauka nahi denge (We will not give you a chance to complain)."

Meanwhile, director Mohit Suri tweeted the first look of the second instalment along with the caption: "Hero ki kahaani sab jaante hai.. par villain ki? (Everyone knows the story of the hero, but the villain's?)"

In a recent interview, Suri said he hopes Ek Villain Returns more love from the audience than the first part, adding that it will be a "thrilling rollercoaster ride". 

Earlier, The Indian Express had quoted Suri saying that "girls will also play villains" in Ek Villain Returns. "Me and Ekta are trying to build on a whole series of villains and different characters, who are all connected to each other," he had said.

This will be the first time when John Abraham and Tara Sutaria will be working in a Mohit Suri-directed fim. Arjun and Disha have already worked in Half Girlfriend and Malang, respectively.

Released in 2014, Ek Villain starred Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor. The film had received positive reviews, both from the audience and critics, and featured some evergreen romantic numbers.   

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta