Prabhas became a global sensation after the thunderous success of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise. Similarly, filmmaker Om Raut struck all the right chords with Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. As a result movie lovers went berserk when Prabhas and Om Raut announced a collaboration in the form of the mega-budget, Adipurush.
It is being stated that the makers Adipurush will be spending a whopping 250 crores on just VFX. Now divulging further details about the film and the role of Prabhas in it, Om Raut has said that the Saaho actor will portray the role of Lord Ram in this film that glorifies the victory of good over evil. Revealing that he had already discussed the concept of the film with Prabhas in the early days of the lockdown, Om Raut said that Prabhas has already begun his physical transformation to fit the bill of an archer.
Opening up on what made him choose Prabhas to play the lead in Adipurush, Om Raut says that the actor is the perfect blend of aggression and calmness. Speaking to Mid-Day, the filmmaker said, “I have seen him [as the lead] in my head, on my computer, in my script — if there is anybody who can play Prabhu Ram to perfection, it is Prabhas. As the biggest star in our country, he adds to the commercial value of the film. But more than that, he has a great combination of calmness and aggression. As the writer and director, that appealed to me.”
To make sure that the message hits home, Adipurush will be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and a few foreign languages apart from being a bilingual film in Hindi-Telugu. Further opening up about the fact that Prabhas will soon start his archery sessions as well, Raut said, “Prabhas is working on his transformation. He has to attain an archer’s physique, which is dramatically different from that of a warrior. We have begun consulting several experts. He will also begin learning archery soon.”
For those of you who have joined in late, it is already being stated that after their successful collaboration in Tanhaji, Om Raut has decided to rope in Saif Ali Khan to play the antagonist in Adipurush. It is also being reported that the Prabhas starrer will be shot on a whopping budget of 500 crore rupees.
— Om Raut (@omraut) August 18, 2020
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