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Irrfan is in the running to play one of the Sinister Six villains that are hinted towards the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

We have learned that the actor has already been approached for the part, which is being looked upon as an “important” one.

“Irrfan and Marc (Webb; director) share a great ­rapport ever since he worked in the first part. And although his role was a small one, Marc has been keen to work with Irrfan again. Things are yet to be finalised,” says an insider.

When contacted, Irrfan — who has just returned from the US after having shot for Jurassic World — decided to play safe: “I don’t know about it (his role). Their film is still in ­theatres. I think now they will finalise the script and decide other things.”

A spokesperson for the studio’s India division said it was “too early to ­comment on something like this.”

Both Webb and actor Andrew Garfield have hinted at strong villains in the next outing.

Webb has said that “it’s going to be really ­difficult for Peter Parker to move forward”.