Saif Ali Khan’s recent comments on his character Lankeshwar in Om Raut’s ‘Adipurush’ landed him trouble. Speaking about the upcoming film, the actor in an interview with Mumbai Mirror had said that the film will make Raavan humane and justify his abduction of Sita. That one statement Saif caused an uproar on Twitter, with netizens demanding his removal from the film or a complete ban on the film.
After receiving flak for the netizens and some political outfits, Saif has finally issued a statement on the same. The actor not only apologised for hurting people’s sentiments but also retracted his previous comments. Read on to know what he said.
In ‘Adipurush’, Prabhas will be playing the role of Rama whereas Saif will be seen playing Lankesh, the evil king of Lanka. Earlier while speaking about his role, Saif had told Mumbai Mirror, “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.” His comments landed him in trouble with netizens demanding the makers of ‘Adipurush’ to drop Saif from it.
After being slammed by a section of netizens for his comment on Raavan, Saif released a statement that reads, “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.”
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He further added, “Lord Ram has always been the symbol of Righteousness & 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.”
Apart from a section of netizens, Ram Kadam had also expressed his objection to Saif’s comments. “Actor #SaifAliKhan makes an extremely shocking statement regarding his forthcoming film Adipurush. Saif who plays Ravan’s character says Ravan’s abduction of Sita Maa will be justified in the film. Ravan’s humane side will be shown and his war against Sri Ram will be justified,” he had tweeted.
Director @OmRaut director, you made #Tanhaji which was well received worldwide bcz it does justice to Hindu pride and Marathi asmita. But if #Adhipurush plans to show Ravan in positive light and justify the inhuman act of abduction of Sita Maa,
— Ram Kadam (@ramkadam) December 6, 2020
Now that Saif has clarified his statements, we hope things are under control for the makers of ‘Adipurush’.