Read Saif Ali Khan’s official statement here:
“I’ve been made aware that one of my statements during an interview, has caused a controversy and hurt people’s sentiments. This was never my intention or meant that way. I would like to sincerely apologise to everybody and withdraw my statement. Lord Ram has always been the symbol of Righteousness & Heroism for me. Adipurush is about celebrating the victory of good over evil and the entire team is working together to present the epic without any distortions.”
To the unversed, Saif Ali Khan had stated that Raavan will be shown as “humane” in Adipurush, in a recent interview. The actor remarked that the movie will justify his abduction of Sita and the war with Ram, as revenge for what was done to his sister, Shurpanakha. The senior actor had faced severe backlash from the netizens for his statement on Raavan.
Adipurush, which marks pan-Indian star Prabhas’s first onscreen collaboration with Saif Ali Khan, is directed by Om Raut. The movie, which is based on the epic Ramayana, is being simultaneously made in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada languages, in 3D format. If the reports are to be believed, the popular Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has been finalised for the role of Sita in the movie, which features Prabhas and Saif in the roles of Ram and Raavan, respectively.