Rishi Kapoor to play villain in Aurangzeb

Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who won accolades for playing a villain in Karan Johar`s remake of `Agneepath`, will be seen in a similar avatar for Yash Raj Films` `Aurangzeb`. In `Agneepath`, Rishi played the role of Rauf Lala, being dressed up in a kurta-pyjama, alongwith a karakul cap and kajal in eyes.

"Yes Rishi Kapoor will be playing the role of a villain in `Auragzeb`," a Yash Raj Film spokesperson told PTI.

After the success of `Ishaqzaade`, actor Arjun Kapoor will also be seen in `Aurangzeb`.

Directed by Atul Sabharwal, the film will portray Arjun in a double role and will also pair up Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh again after almost two decades.

This film is rumoured to be a fresh take on the 1978 blockbuster film `Trishul` and will release next year.