Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Siddharth bags Balaji's next

'SOTY' actor Siddharth Malhotra is all set to showcase his dark side in Ekta Kapoor's new film 'The Villain'


Siddharth bags Balaji's next (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: After Varun Dhawan, Ekta Kapoor has signed on the second 'Student Of The Year' actor Siddharth Malhotra to play the lead in her new film 'The Villain'. The onscreen lover boy will showcase his dark side in the new project.

"Proud to share another film of ours being launched. Siddharth Malhotra starrer, Mohit Suri director... 'The Villain'," Girish Johar, head of acquisition and distribution, Balaji Motion Pictures, tweeted on Saturday.

Siddharth, a former model, shared his excitement about the new project.

"Really excited about my new project with Balaji... Will be fun walking the dark side," Siddharth tweeted.

After making a successful debut with Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year', the actor has been also been roped in to star in 'Hansee Toh Phansi', another Dharma Productions film.

Siddharth 's 'Student Of The Year' co-star Varun is also doing a Balaji film, a remake of Telugu film 'Kandireega'. It will be directed by Varun's father David Dhawan.

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