Saif Ali Khan to face off against Prabhas in Adipurush.

Mumbai: Adipurush marks Saif Ali Khan second collaboration with Om Raut. They have previously collaborated on Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has been roped in to play the antagonist Lankesh in Om Raut directorial Adipurush, starring Prabhas in the lead role. The film marks Saif second collaboration with Om. They have previously collaborated on Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

In Adipurush, Saif plays the “most intelligent demon of the world” that existed 7000 years ago.

Saif Ali Khan said in a statement, “I am thrilled to be working with Omi dada again! He has a grand vision and the technical knowledge to really pull it off. He has taken me beyond the cutting edge of our cinema in the way he shot Tanhaji and this time he is taking us all further! It is a phenomenal project and I am super thrilled to be a part of it!”

He added, “I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic!”

Om Raut is also excited to collaborate with Saif Ali Khan again. He shared, “To play the strongest villain from our epic, we needed a brilliant actor. Who better than Saif Ali Khan, one of the greatest actor of our lifetime, to essay this powerful role. Personally, I enjoy every day at work with him. I am looking forward to this exciting journey with him all over again.”


Adipurush is a story that celebrates “the victory of good over evil.” Om had earlier spoken about Adipurush to PTI and said, “It is the story of Prabhu Ram. It is one aspect of the epic saga. It is my screen adaptation of the epic.”

Apart from Adipurush, Saif Ali Khan will soon be seen in Bhoot Police and Bunty Aur Babli 2. He was last seen in a cameo appearance in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Dil Bechara.

Adipurush will be shot in Hindi and Telugu, and will release in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada as well. The film is scheduled to release in 2022.

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