- Adipurush will be directed by Om Raut
- The film will mark Saif and Om Raut's second project together
- Prabhas will play the protagonist in Adipurush
We all know that south star Prabhas will play the protagonist in director Om Raut's 3D action drama titled Adipurush but guess who will star as the villain in the film? None other than Saif Ali Khan. On Thursday, team Adipurush made the big announcement on social media and introduced Saif Ali Khan's character Lankesh as "the world's most intelligent demon." The film, which will star Prabhas as Adipurush, will mark Saif Ali Khan's second collaboration with Om Raut - the duo have previously worked together in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which also featured Saif as the antagonist. Sharing a poster, Prabhas announced the news like this: "7000 years ago existed the world's most intelligent demon! #Adipurush #SaifAliKhan."
Saif Ali Khan's wife Kareena Kapoor's excitement also spilled onto Instagram. "Presenting the most handsome devil in history... my man, Saif Ali Khan," wrote the actress while sharing a logo poster of the film.
Saif Ali Khan is "thrilled" to be a part of the film. He said in a statement: "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!"
Speaking about sharing screen space with Saif Ali Khan for the first time in Adipurush, Prabhas said in a statement: "I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor."
Adipurush, which will "celebrate the victory of good over evil," will be co-produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Om Raut. It will mark Prabhas' first project with Om Raut and third with Bhushan Kumar. Earlier, talking about the film, 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."
The makers of Adipurush announced the film last month by sharing a poster and a title announcement video. Check them out here:
Adipurush will be shot in Hindi and Telugu. It will be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several other languages. The shooting for the film is expected to start next year.