Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to play the menacing Ravan in Prabhas and director Om Raut’s mythological 3D film Adipursh.
Saif Ali Khan (L) to play Ravan in Prabhas’s upcoming film, Adipurush.
Saif Ali Khan is the latest addition to director Om Raut’s 3D film Adipurush and he will be essaying the role of menacing Ravan. As reported earlier, Adipurush is a mythological film in which Prabhas will be playing the role of Lord Ram. Today (September 3), the team of Adipurush released a new poster revealing Saif Ali Khan’s character name, Lankesh.
Director Om Raut shared the latest poster on Twitter and wrote, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush (sic).” The second-look poster has the 10-headed Ravan all set to take revenge.
— Om Raut (@omraut) September 3, 2020
Adipurush is at a pre-production stage and will go on floors in 2021. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised in the coming months. Adipurush is a mythological adaptation of Ramayana, which focuses on the concept of good over evil.
In a statement, Saif Ali Khan said that he is thrilled to work with Om Raut again. He said, “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.”
Prabhas, who plays Lord Ram in Adipursh, extended a warm welcome to Saif Ali Khan. “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor,” he stated.
Saif Ali Khan recently played the antagonist named Udhayban in Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, directed by Om Raut.
Adipurush will hit the theatres in 2022. The film will be shot in Hindi and Telugu simultaneously. The 3D flick will be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several foreign languages.