Saif Ali Khan joins Prabhas’ ‘Adipurush’, to play “Intelligent Demon” Lankesh

"Presenting the most handsome devil in history... my man, Saif Ali Khan," wrote Kareena Kapoor on her Instagram.

Prabhas’ Adipurush is currently one of the most talked-about films in Bollywood. The 3D action drama helmed by Om Raut has now added another massive star to its list. While the makers have locked Prabhas as its lead protagonist, the team Adipurush on Thursday introduced their antagonist. And it is none other than Saif Ali Khan. The makers took to their social media to announce Saif Ali Khan’s character Lankesh as “the world’s most intelligent demon.”

Adipurush marks Saif Ali Khan’s second-time collaboration with Om Raut. The duo has previously worked in highly acclaimed Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which incidentally also featured Saif as the antagonist. Sharing the poster of Saif Ali Khan’s character, Prabhas wrote, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon! #Adipurush #SaifAliKhan.”

Interestingly Saif Ali Khan’s wife Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor also beamed with excitement as she shared the news on her Instagram. “Presenting the most handsome devil in history… my man, Saif Ali Khan,” wrote the actress while sharing a logo poster of the film.

Check out Saif Ali Khan poster for Adipurush here:

Saif Ali Khan is “thrilled” to be a part of the film. He said in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada (Om Raut) 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’s a phenomenal project and I’m super thrilled to be a part of it! I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic!”

Speaking about sharing screen space with Saif Ali Khan for the first time in Adipurush, Prabhas said in a statement: “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and I am eager to share screen space with a great actor.”

Talking about his role in the film, Prabhas had earlier said: “Every role and every character comes with its own challenges but portraying a character like this comes with tremendous responsibility and pride. I am very excited to portray this character of our epic, especially the way Om Raut has designed it. I am sure the youth of our country will shower all their love on our film.”

The makers of Adipurush announced the film last month by sharing a poster and title announcement video. Check it out:

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