Saif Ali Khan to play villain in Prabhas’ ‘Adipurush’

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Saif Ali Khan has been confirmed as the antagonist in Om Raut’s upcoming directorial ‘Adipurush’, which has Prabhas in the lead.

This will be Khan and Raut’s second collaboration, along with Bhushan Kumar after the hugely successful ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’.

Talking about working with Khan, Prabhas said, “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor.”

Khan added, “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada 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!”

Raut adds, “To play the strongest villain from our Epic we needed a brilliant actor. Who better than Saif Ali Khan, one of the greatest actor of our lifetime, to essay this powerful role. Personally, I enjoy every day at work with him. I am looking forward to this exciting journey with him all over again.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar tells us, “Saif blew us all over with his role as Udaybhan in Tanhaji, he takes it a notch higher with his role in Adipurush. He is the perfect choice in this battle between good and evil with Prabhas.”

‘Adipurush’ will be shot bilingual in Hindi and Telugu. The 3D extravaganza will have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other foreign languages.

The film, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair, is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in 2021 and hit the marquee with a massive release in 2022.

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