Superstar Prabhas is all set to star in filmmaker Om Raut‘s next titled ‘Adipurush’. Produced by Bhushan Kumar‘s T-Series along with Retrophiles, the magnum opus 3D feature film will be a screen adaptation of the Indian epic that revolves around the triumph of the good over evil.
Om Raut, founder of the production house Retrophiles & the director of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, pictures Adipurush to be a no holds barred production with grand plans, outstanding action sets & exceptional VFX work. After giving a blockbuster hit with Baahubali, Prabhas is gearing up again to play an epic character.
The magnum opus will be based on the most popular chapter of Indian culture and will be shot in Hindi and Telugu. The 3D extravaganza is all set to have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several other foreign languages. The makers are in talks with Bollywood’s biggest stars to play the antagonist in the film. The announcement of the same will be made soon.
Talking about ‘Adipurush’ Prabhas said—
Every role and every character come 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 has designed it. I am sure the youth of our country will shower all their love on our film.
Bhushan Kumar, who says this movie is close to his heart, shares—
Every project we produce strikes a chord with us, but when Om narrated the script of ‘Adipurush’, I knew I am not missing the opportunity to work on this dream project. Just like my father, my family and I closely believe in our tales and history, we have grown up listening to them since we were kids. I instantly knew I am going to be a part of this magnum opus film. The audience should get ready to experience a story they believe in, on the big screen with spectacular visuals & magnanimous characters.
Filmmaker Om Raut expresses—
I am grateful to Prabhas for accepting the part and my vision and Bhushanji for his unconditional support to realise my dream project. We embark on this journey with tremendous passion and pride and promise our audience an experience like never before.
Adipurush will be Prabhas’ third film with Bhushan Kumar after Saaho and his upcoming film Radhe Shyam which also stars Pooja Hegde. This film will mark director Om Raut and Prabhas’ first collaboration.
Jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar & Rajesh Nair, the film is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in 2021. The film is scheduled to hit the screens in 2022.