Balaji signs Siddharth Malhotra as male lead for its action flick 'The Villain'

MUMBAI: Ekta Kapoor and Mohit Suri have cast ‘Student of the Year‘ actor Siddhath Malhotra as the male lead for their action extravaganza ‘The Villain‘.

Siddharth made his debut with Student of the Year and was noticed by the industry and audiences instantly. He was undoubtedly the hottest debutant of the year.

This fact is underlined by the varied projects he has been offered there-on. Even for ‘The Villain‘ Siddharth was the first choice for the filmmakers. They were looking for a rugged, good looking action star, and Siddharth fit the bill effortlessly.

The film will also have a strong villainous character, one which will be remembered for their evil humor.

Over selecting Siddharth Malhotra for the movie, Balaji Motion Pictures CEO Tanuj Garg said, "We have confirmed Siddharth Malhotra for our film with Mohit Suri. Siddharth has become a hugely popular commodity with the youth after Student of the Year and has the appeal, looks and intensity to carry a commercial action-romantic thriller on his shoulders. He is tomorrow‘s angry young man, and believes that he is the right choice for this film."

This is the first time Ekta and Mohit Suri will be coming together. The story will have many elements, however action will be precedent. It will be Siddharth‘s first out and out masala film and will portray him in the young angry mode.

Mohit Suri has worked with the Bhatt‘s previously and made blockbuster hits under their banner. However, this film will be marked as his break out film.

The makers are yet on the lookout for a female cast opposite Siddharth. The film will go on floor once Siddharth Malhotra finishes the shooting of Hansi to Phansi where he is casted opposite Parineeti Chopra.

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