Saif Ali Khan confirms playing a menacing villain in ‘Adipurush’ | Hindi Movie News

After impressing viewers with his villainous performance in director Om Raut’s ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, Saif Ali Khan is all set to play the antagonist in ‘Adipurush’. The film will mark the second collaboration between Saif, Om and Bhushan Kumar after ‘Tanhaji’… A period saga set 7,000 years ago, this one is touted to feature the actor in a lethal and brutal avatar.

‘Adipurush’, the on-screen adaptation of an Indian epic, revolves around the triumph of good over evil. Saif says, “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada again. He has a grand vision and the technical knowledge to pull it off. I’m thrilled to be a part of this project. I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic.”

Producer Bhushan Kumar shares, “Saif blew us all over with his portrayal of Udaybhan in ‘Tanhaji’…, and he takes it a notch higher with his role in ‘Adipurush’. He is the perfect choice in this battle between good and evil with Prabhas.”

Talking about the 3D movie, which is a bilingual that will be shot in Hindi and Telugu and dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, as well as several other foreign languages, Om adds, “We needed a brilliant actor to play the strongest villain from our epic. And, who better than Saif to essay this powerful role. Personally, I enjoy every day at work with him, and I am looking forward to this exciting journey with him all over again.”

The film is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in 2021. It will hit the marquee in 2022.