The dark thriller ‘Ek Villain’ has become the fourth Bollywood movie to enter the Rs. 100 crore movie.
‘Ek Villain’, which stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh, raked in over Rs. 100 crores in collections registered on Thursday 10th July.
This is Mohit Suri’s second film to earn 100 crore in a row after the success of ‘Aashiqui 2’ (2013). ‘Ek Villain’ had a thunderous response by collecting Rs 50 crore when it opened up two weeks ago.
Talking to Bollywood Hungama, Deshmukh called the status of the film “a personal victory”. He told the publication, “It was tough to be playing this unpredictable character since there was no reference point available either. Say for example, if I had to show my romantic side, I could think of how Shahrukh Khan would spread his arms. Or if I had to punch or kick in an action sequence, I would think of Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn. However, here I was all on my own. For starters, I wanted to see how convincing would I be on screen by turning into a cold blooded murderer. After all, I had to be this serial killer who is ruthless and yet has a humane side to him. The challenge was to be someone who you would hate but then also feel sorry for. The fact that I managed to achieve that is something that is heartening for me. In that respect, Ek Villain is a personal victory, it is as simple as that.”
The other three films to have entered the coveted Rs. 100 crore club this year are ‘Jai Ho’, ‘2 States’ and ‘Holiday’.