Adipurush, an adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana, will star Young Rebel Star Prabhas in the lead role whereas Saif Ali Khan will play a villain. The announcement regarding Adipurush was made in mid-August last year. In the month of September, it was announced that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will play the principal antagonist in the film, Lankesh.
Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon will be seen as goddess Sita in this high budget pan-India movie. According to the latest updates, the star hero Prabhas will start the shooting for his part of Adipurush with an action sequence in the first week of month March in Mumbai. Currently, Baahubali fame Prabhas is training hard to build a bulky body for playing the lead role in Om Raut’ directorial venture Adipurush.
Saif Ali Khan and the film’s director Om Raut have previously worked together in the historic movie Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Saif Ali Khan played the villain there too, essaying the role of Mughal general, Uday Bhan Rathod. Reacting to the news of Saif Ali Khan playing Ravana in Adipurush, Prabhas had said, “I am very excited about working with a talented actor like Saif Ali Khan.”
The film Adipurush will be made on a whopping budget of Rs 400 Cr. A huge amount of the money will be spent on VFX, which will be an important part of Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer.