- The film is being directed by Om Raut
- It features Prabhas as protagonist Adipurush and Saif as villain Lankesh
- "#Adipurush aarambh," Prabhas captioned his post on Tuesday
Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan kick-started the shooting of their much-anticipated film Adipurush on Tuesday. The film, directed by Om Raut, is a 3D action drama that features Prabhas as protagonist Adipurush and Saif as the villain named Lankesh. On Tuesday morning, sharing an update about Adipurush, Prabhas Instagrammed a poster of the film's title and captioned it: "#Adipurush aarambh." The actor has, in his previous posts, stated that the film will "celebrate the victory of good over evil." The magnum opus will open in theatres on August 11 next year but more on that later. Take a look at Prabhas' post here:
Prabhas and Om Raut announced the release date of the film in November last year. Adipurush is the director's first film with Prabhas and second with Saif Ali Khan after Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
Team Adipurush began motion capture shoot earlier in January.
Previously, talking about his role in Adipurush, Prabhas said in a statement: "Every role and every character comes with its own challenges but portraying a character like this comes with tremendous responsibility and pride. I am very excited to portray this character of our epic, especially the way Om Raut has designed it. I am sure the youth of our country will shower all their love on our film."
Saif also expressed his excitement about joining the cast of the film in a statement last year that read: "I'm thrilled to be working with Omi dada (Om Raut) 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!"
Adipurush will be co-produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Om Raut. The film will release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several other languages.