Adipurush: Saif Ali Khan to play 'world's most intelligent demon' Lankesh opposite Prabhas in epic drama

Dropping a brand new poster, Adipurush director Om Raut and his team revealed the 'most intelligent demon' will be played by Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh opposite Prabhas.
saif ali khan,Prabhas,South,AdipurushAdipurush: Saif Ali Khan to play 'world's most intelligent demon' Lankesh opposite Prabhas in epic drama.
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Prabhas' films and characters have always created a buzz on social media and across film industries. The immensely popular 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. 

What are your thoughts on Saif Ali Khan and Prabhas battling it out on the big screen? Loved it or liked it? Let us know in the comments below.  

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Anonymous 3 months ago

Saif threatened to eliminate Sushant. He should be nowhere near the film industry. this movie is a big flop already if he's in it

Anonymous 3 months ago

it wil flop if Saif is in it...both saif and his useless daughter should leave India

Anonymous 3 months ago

How this flop 3rd grade actor getting work? The south industry does not lack talent, why saif?

Anonymous 3 months ago

He does not believe in Bharatas history. Says India does not existed before British. Said this in an Interview. Knowing his views Mr Raut should not cast him in a historical film.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Boycott this film. He should be thrown out of hindi film industry.. Pakistan good for him

Anonymous 3 months ago

Hrithik would have been a much better choice.

Anonymous 3 months ago

What an insult to Ravana, the once great Lord Siva devotee! It's bad enough that Lord Rama is being played by that fugly, talentless, frying pan-faced Prabhas but Ravana is being played by the fugly, talentless, cross-eyed Saif with his cartoon character voice- disgusting!!! Boycott these nepotism spawn!

Anonymous 3 months ago

"fugly, talentless, and frying pan face" huh?? Too many words about Prabhas...freedom of speech doesn't mean you'll spew hatred towards anybody like that...and moreover better check yourself before commenting about his appearance...and we don't even have to talk about his acting and dedication to the skill... almost every other person is happy about him being lord Rama as he is apt for the role! Show me somebody else who could convincingly be lord rama..moreover "these nepotism spawns" talk whatever u want to about saif....but even if Prabhas was from a film background...he made a name for himself on his own... success and fame didn't come to him so easily...check you facts before saying and moreover learn the meaning of nepotism that is very much prevalent in bwood...but down south it's based upon sheer skills! Otherwise there's no place due to external factors!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Oh! so now Saif believe India existed beyond the cruel (great?) rulers: Irony! Throw him money these kind of people do anything including killing their own family.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Do all of you write without understanding? Before the British there were multiple smaller kingdoms living the area. From the Maratha kingdoms to the Rajput kingdom to the Strong southern kingdoms and everything in between. One of the reasons the East India company was able to succeed was to pit different kingdoms here against each other. Understand context. Don’t learn from WhatsApp or weird social media sources.

Anonymous 3 months ago

boycott Saif and nepotism

Anonymous 3 months ago

this movie should ideally have been done by sushant..he was the true shiva bhakt.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Boycott this shameless who used to insult sushant!