Mumbai: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is set to play the role of ‘Ravan’ in the upcoming period drama ‘Adipurush’. The film stars Telugu superstar Prabhas in the role of Lord Ram.
The period drama has been directed by Om Raut, designated in three part series and is based on the epic Ramayan as per reports. While Prabha will play the lead role of Lord Ram, Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to slay the role of Lankesh, inspired from the character Ravan.
The announcement of Saif Ali Khan joining the cast was made by Raut himself on social media. Raut took to Twitter and wrote, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush” (sic).
Raut and Saif Ali Khan also collaborated in “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”. The film had Ajay Devgn playing the title role while Saif played the antagonist, earning critical praise for his performance in the film.