Mumbai: Days after Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan’s remarks over presenting a “humane” aspect to the mythological character Raavan within the upcoming movie “Adipurush” created a stir on social media, the actor on Sunday issued an apology for his feedback saying it was by no means his intention to harm folks’s sentiments. Backed by T-Series, “Adipurish” is an on-screen adaptation of the epic Ramayana which options “Baahubali” star Prabhas as Lord Ram and Khan because the antagonist Lankesh. The movie might be directed by Om Raut of “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” fame.
“I’ve been made aware that one of my statements during an interview has caused a controversy and hurt people’s sentiments. This was never my intention or meant that way. I would like to sincerely apologise to everybody and withdraw my statement,” Khan, 50, stated in an announcement. The “Sacred Games” star additional stated the movie might be a celebration of “the victory of good over evil”.
“Lord Ram has always been the symbol of righteousness and heroism for me. ‘Adipurush’ is about celebrating the victory of good over evil and the entire team is working together to present the epic without any distortions,” he added. In a current interview to a newspaper, Khan stated their model of Raavan, the demon king, in “Adipurush” might be “humane”.
“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,” he had stated within the interview. To be shot in Hindi and Telugu, “Adipurush” might be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other different languages.
The movie is presently within the pre-production stage and is predicted to go on flooring in 2021. It is slated to be launched on August 11, 2022.