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ADIPURUSH : Saif Ali Khan as ‘Lankesh’ to face off against Bahubali star Prabhas

Saif Ali Khan and Prabhas in ADIPURUSH

Bollywood versatile actor Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to play the antagonist ‘Lankesh’ in Om Raut directorial Adipurush, starring Prabhas in the lead role. The film marks Saif’s second collaboration with Om Raut. They have previously collaborated on Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Om Raut wrote in his tweeter handle,
“7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush”

Saif Ali Khan said in his recent statement,”I am 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 am super thrilled to be a part of it!”

He further added,”I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic!”

Om Raut is also excited to collaborate with Saif Ali Khan again. He shared,”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.”

Adipurush is a story that celebrates “the victory of good over evil.” Om had earlier spoken about Adipurush to PTI.
He also said, “It is the story of Prabhu Ram. It’s one aspect of the epic saga. It’s my screen adaptation of the epic.”

Recently Saif has been impressing the audience with a variety of roles. From playing a casanova father in Jawaani Jaaneman to a heartless villain in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Apart from Adipurush, Saif Ali Khan will soon be seen in Bhoot Police and Bunty Aur Babli 2. He was last seen in a cameo appearance in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Dil Bechara.