Ek Villain Returns is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Mohit Suri and jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and T-Series.

   John Abraham and Arjun   Kapoor-starrer "Ek Villain   Returns" will be hitting the theatres countrywide during the occasion of Eid festival in     2022, the film's makers   announced on Wednesday.

    The action-thriller, produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Telefilms and Bhushan  Kumar’s T-Series, will    release on July 8,

   the makers said in a statement. Also starring   Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria, the movie is a   sequel to filmmaker Mohit Suri's 2014 hit "Ek               Villain

Ek Villain' is Balaji’s most special  flagship franchise and now 'Ek    Villain Returns' will keep the   audience on the edge of their seats. I have loved every moment of making this film and am thrilled  that the movie will have an Eid release. We are looking forward to  giving the audience an out-and-   out power-packed theatrical                   experience

 The movie deserves an  Eid release and I’m so   excited that we are    doing justice to the movie. You will not want  to miss all the action  that we have in store  for you," Kumar said.

The film, which is  a sequel to the   2014 film "Ek     Villain" is co-produced by Ekta     Kapoor and  Bhushan Kumar.

  The sequel features John Abraham, Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria  and Arjun Kapoor in pivotal roles. Whereas,    the original had Sidharth Malhotra in       the lead role.

  Based on a script  written by Tushar   Hiranandani and Milap Milan Zaveri, the film also featured   Shraddha Kapoor,  Riteish Deshmukh  and Aamna Sharif.