Om Raut's Adipurush starring Prabhas as Ram and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana is one of the most awaited movies of the future. Saif was finalized for the role of Ravana within a few days of the announcement of Adipurush. But even since then netizens have been demanding his removal from the flick.
Now the demand has once again taken momentum after Saif Ali Khan came out with his opinion on the character of Ravana that he is going to play.
Director Wants to Make Ravana Humane and Justify His Abduction of Sita-Said Saif Ali Khan
In one of his interviews recently the Nawab of Pataudi opened up about his character of Lankesh. Saif said that the director Om Raut is trying to make the character of Ravana humane and justify his abduction of Sita.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, the Tanhaji actor said, "It’s interesting to play a demon king, less strictures in that. But we will make him humane, up the entertainment quotient, justify his abduction of Sita and the war with Ram as revenge for what was done to his sister Surpanakha by Lakshman, who cut off her nose."
However, this statement of Saif Ali Khan has not gone well with the netizens who once again are demanding his removal as Lankesh in Adipurush. Prabhas fans believe that if Ravana is portrayed in this way in Om Raut's movie, the image of the Baahubali actor as Lord Ram will be affected.
A Prabhas fan wrote, "If #SaifAliKhan plays role of ravan our #darlingprabhas image and reputation will be spoiled. After #Adipurush Release he will say #ShriRam is #fake and did not existed kind of crap again."
Another Prabhas fan believes, Saif is not the right choice for the movie. He wrote, "#SaifAliKhan is not fit for #Prabhas in any Kind. #WakeUpOmraut And change him Don’t Damage The Respect of Prestigious Project #Adipurush @omraut."
Here are more such tweets demanding the removal of Saif from Adipurush.
Saif Ali Khan has done a wonderful job as an antagonist in the recently released Tanhaji opposite Ajay Devgn. His portrayal of the villain in Vishal Bharadwaj's Omkara was also highly appreciated. Apart from Prabhas and Saif, Kriti Sanon is also a part of Adipurush. She will portray the character of Sita.