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Producer Ekta Kapoor has now denied that Ek Villain Returns is not copied from a Korean film. Earlier, self-proclaimed reviewer Kamaal R Khan mentioned that Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria starrer is a rip-off from a Korean film. Now, dismissing the reports, Ekta revealed that she had two films but chose the other one.

Now, Ekta said, as quoted by India Today, “Main apko iss picture ki ek asliyat batati hoon. Mohit ne mujhe do script sunaye the (Let me tell you a truth about this movie. Mohit had read out two scripts to me). I said ki Villain franchise has to be much bigger this time. Ye ek aisi script thi, Mohit ne work ki thi (This is such a script in which Mohit had worked). Rohit Shetty had liked this script a lot.

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Ekta Kapoor further added, “Aur Mohit aise hi mujhe suna raha tha (Mohit was just telling me the script). I went to Rohit and I am his sister, so I requested him, and he, very sweetly, like good brothers do, gave me the script back and said that’s yours. Ye script aisi script hain ki koi bhi sunega, naa nahi kahega. Aur ye kabhi kisi language mein nahi bani hain (This is such a script that whoever listens to it won’t say no. And this hasn’t been made in any other language). I don’t know what Korean Mr KRK is watching. But he seems to know more than I know I do I think.”

For the unversed, the plot of Ek Villain starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, and Riteish Deshmukh starrer was similar to the Korean thriller I Saw the Devil (2010).

Talking about Ek Villain Returns is helmed by Mohit Suri and is scheduled to release on July 29.

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