Om Raut’s three-dimensional movie Adipurush has been creating a buzz since some time. Now, the film has caused an even bigger buzz after a new addition has arrived. Eminent Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has joined the crew and he is said to be playing the menacing character of Ravan. As per previous reports, Adipurush is a mythology film. The South Indian star Prabhas will be portraying the role of Lord Ram. Today, on the 3rd of September, Adipurush’s team released a brand-new poster. The poster spoke about SaifAli Khan’s role and revealed his name as Lankesh.
The director of Adipurush, Om Raut shared the movie’s latest poster on Twitter and described, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush (sic).” The second look of the poster proved even more exciting, showcasing a ten-headed Ravan in all his glory.
Adipurush is in the stage of pre-production right now and is said to roll in 2021. The rest of the crew and cast is to be decided in the forthcoming months. Adipurush is a modern adaptation of Ramayana’s ancient mythological text, which features Rama and Ravan’s battle. It showcases the victory of good over evil.
Saif Ali Khan gave a statement saying that he was so excited to be working with the director of Adipurush. He mentioned, “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada again. He has a grand vision and the technical knowledge to really pull it off. He has taken me beyond the cutting edge of our cinema in the way he shot Tanhaji and this time he is taking us all further. It’s a phenomenal project and I’m super thrilled to be a part of it. I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic.“
The Bahubali star Prabhas, who happens to be portraying the role of Lord Rama, extended Saif Ali Khan a warm welcome to the crew. “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor,” he said.
The antagonist of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, an Ajay Devgn starrer, was played by Saif Ali Khan recently. His character’s name was Udhayban and Om Raut directed the movie.
In 2022, Adipurush will hit the theatres. The film is said to be shot in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. It will be dubbed in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and other foreign languages as well.