Saif Ali Khan has issued a statement apologising for his recent comment where he said that his upcoming film Adipurush was going to show the ‘humane’ side of Ravan. Directed by Om Raut, the film stars Prabhas in the lead role. Saif’s apology comes after BJP leader Ram Kadam issued a statement where he said that the BJP won’t tolerate if any attempts are made to hurt Hindu sentiments.
WHAT DID SAIF ALI KHAN SAY?
In his statement, Saif Ali Khan said, “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. 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.”
WHAT HAD RAM KADAM SAID?
BJP leader Ram Kadam took to Twitter to issue a statement directed at Saif Ali Khan and Adipurush director Om Raut. In his statement, he said, “Saif Ali Khan 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. @OmRaut director, you made #Tanhaji which was well received worldwide because 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, we will never allow that to happen. Hope better sense prevails.”
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.
— Ram Kadam – राम कदम (@ramkadam) December 6, 2020
Talking to India Today TV, Ram Kadam said that this trend of hurting Hindu feelings is gaining momentum in Bollywood. He added, “We are noticing that purposeful attempts are made to hurt the feelings of Hindus. Why don’t they do the same about other religions? I am saying this as a Hindu that our feelings shouldn’t be hurt at any cost.”
WHAT HAD SAIF SAID ABOUT RAVAN IN THE INTERVIEW?
In an interview with a newspaper, Saif Ali Khan, who is playing the role of Ravan in Adipurush, had said that the film will show the ‘humane’ side of Ravan. He said, “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.”
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ADIPURUSH?
Adipurush is an upcoming film directed by Om Raut. Saif will play the role of Lankesh, the demon King Ravan, in the film. It will feature Prabhas in the role of Lord Ram. Adipurush will hit screen on August 11, 2022.
Source: India Today