We have seen that actor Prabhas’ films and characters have always created a buzz on social media and across film industries. The popular and loved actor also leaves no stone unturned to make sure that everything is larger than life. His upcoming film Adipurush set Twitter abuzz after the actor announced on Wednesday evening that a big announcement is in the offing. While it was revealed sometime back that Prabhas will be playing the titular role of Lord Rama, the makers of Adipurush have now revealed the mythological drama’s antagonist.
Dropping a brand new poster, director Om Raut and his team revealed the ‘most intelligent demon’ will be played by Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh. Yes, you heard that right. Saif Ali Khan and Prabhas will soon be sharing screen space in an epic drama. Prabhas and Om Raut shared the poster on their respective social media handles and wrote, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush #Prabhas #SaifAliKhan @itsBhushanKumar @vfxwaala @rajeshnair06 @TSeries @retrophiles1 #TSeries.”
Check out the announcement here:
Saif’s role as the film’s antagonist is more significant than ever as he impressed many with his stint as Udaybhan Rathod in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which released earlier this year. Adipurush sets the bar higher and is likely to see Saif step up his own game.
Speaking about working with Prabhas and Om Raut, Saif said, “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.”
Prabhas, too, is equally thrilled. “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor,” Prabhas revealed. When it comes to the film’s female lead, reports suggest that Keerthy Suresh is likely to play the role of goddess Sitha. However, an official update is yet to come. Adipurush is set to go on floors in next year and will release in 2022.