The handsome villain of 'Mardaani', Tahir Bhasin, won hearts in his debut negative role in the hit film. He has now been roped in to play a bad boy again in John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha starrer 'Force 2.'

Tahir had garnered appreciation and awards with his terrific performance in Rani Mukerji's 'Mardaani'. Now, Vipul Shah has finalised him to play a villain in the sequel of his 2011 film 'Force,' according to Bollywood Life.

Since the main leads -- John and Sonakshi -- are busy with their individual projects, 'Force 2' is set to go on floors in September. Apparently, director Abhinay Deo will try to rush the shooting so as to have a release in the first half of 2016.

Currently John is busy with the promotion of 'Welcome Back', which features Shruti Haasan, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar in pivotal roles. He will also appear in Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Wazir' and Rohit Dhawan's 'Dishoom' alongside Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez.

On the other hand, Sonakshi is busy shooting for AR Murugadoss' 'Akira.' The actress will be seen doing some brilliant action sequences in the flick. The film is a remake of 2011 Tamil movie 'Mouna Guru' and it will also see Konkona Sen Sharma acting in Bollywood films after a long time.

Also, the 'Tevar' actress is judging a singing reality show 'Indian Idol Junior' with Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant.