Pan Indian project Adipurush starring Prabhas under the direction of Bollywood director Om Raut is going to be the most awaited film in the Indian Film industry. Based on the epic mythology Ramayana, it tells the story of how Lord Ram wins over the demon king Raavan and is also a tale of how good wins over bad. While Prabhas will be playing Ram, Bollywood Nawab Saif Ali Khan will be playing the role of antagonist Lankesh, the evil king of Lanka. Both the actors will lock horns with each other in the film and is said to be the highlighted part.
In a recent interview with a leading daily, Saif Ali Khan spoke about his role in Adipurush for the first time and revealed that director Om Raut has made the evil character humane and entertaining. He said, “It’s interesting to play a demon king, less strictures in that. But we will make him humane, up the entertainment quotient, justify his abduction of Sita and the war with Ram as revenge for what was done to his sister Surpanakha by Lakshman, who cut off her nose (sic.)”
The 3D extravaganza will have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other foreign languages. The film is officially set to hit the theatres on August 9, 2022. Adipurush will be the biggest Indian film to release in theatres post-COVID-19. It will have a lot of VFX work involved and techniques never seen before in Indian films. Helmed on the whopping budget of Rs 350-400 crore, Adipurush is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair under T- Series.