Ek Villain's been creating a big buzz leading up to its release and in Dubai today (21 June) to talk about it all were its stars Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor.
Hottie Sidharth confessed that he thinks villains make for super-interesting characters. "Everyone is the villain here. I used to be fascinated by Shah Rukh Khan's Darr," he told us.
Sid continued, "I had to unlearn a lot to play this character. In Hindi films, the hero is always vulnerable. Here my challenge was to make the character not vulnerable but real. It is very different from what I have played so far. In this film, I hardly chat. I am very quiet."
This, of course, is in contrast to the character he played in his last Bollywood release. "In Hasee Toh Phasee, I spoke quite a bit. I'm not always looking for strong brooding characters. It just happens."
Did he think Ek Villain justified violence? "No, not really. It is reality. These things happen in life, there are bad characters in life. The movie is not justifying being bad or being a villain. But some creative liberties have been taken."
Compared to Sidharth's character in the movie, Shraddha revealed that her character was never short of words. "I chat a lot in the film. I am very talkative," the actress dished.
As to her personal favourite villain, take a guess... "My fave villain is my dad (Shakti Kapoor). And Ashutosh Rana in Dushman."
She added, "The scene in Ek Villain where I'm pushed reminds you of Baazigar. It creates curiosity about what actually happens. I had fun shooting for the scene with all the harnesses required."
Shraddha also revealed that Kamaal R Khan (KRK) plays a cameo in the movie. "It's an interesting role. He is suited for it. You will know why he was selected when you see it."
She said finally, "Ek Villain is a love story at the end of it all. There is a girl and there is a boy but there is a difference - it's the story of villains, not really attempted in Bollywood previously."