Official: Saif Ali Khan to play the antagonist in Prabhas starrer Adipurush!
As announced earlier, Prabhas is teaming up with director Om Raut for a multilingual mega-budget film. Titled as ‘Adipurush’, it is said to be the big screen adaptation of Indian epic, Ramayana. The makers have announced that Saif Ali Khan will be playing the antagonist role in the film. His character is named as Lankesh, which is actually Raavan from the mythological epic.
It must be noted that Saif Ali Khan was also part of director Om Raut’s last film ‘Tanhaji’. The biographical action-epic had Ajay Devgn and Saif in the lead roles. The film was a huge hit and is currently the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2020.
Expectations on ‘Adipurush’ are already high as Om Raut brings together Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan. The film is planned be made completely in 3D format. It will be shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu. It will also dubbed and released in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
The film will go on floors in 2021, and targets a 2022 release.T Series and Retrophiles production are jointly producing it.