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He is perfect for the role of Lord Ram: Om Raut on casting Prabhas in his next

PTI, Aug 23, 2020, 12:56 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Om Raut is gearing up for the screen adaptation of the epic Ramayana in his next, “Adipurush”, and says he chose superstar Prabhas for the titular role as the actor has the depth required to essay the character.

Backed by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, the multilingual project was announced last week, with Om tweeting the first look of the film.

“Adipurush” is touted as a film celebrating “the victory of good over evil”.

Asked what made him select the “Baahubali” star for the role, Om told PTI, “I think Prabhas is just perfect. His entire persona, the calmness that he has.

“His eyes are so deep, his stance, the way he carries himself, his entire personality. I could see ‘Adipurush’ in him and if it wasn’t him, I wouldn’t have made the film,” He said.

Though the director said it is too early to talk about the aspects of Lord Ram’s life the film would touch upon, the team is working hard towards making the story come alive on the big screen.

“It is the story of Prabhu Ram. It’s one aspect of the epic saga, it’s my screen adaptation of the epic.

There are too many preparations underway. Fortunately, the research is already in place. From a historical point of view, the notes are already there.

“But when you do a screen adaptation, there’s a lot of research from authenticity, technology points of view. A lot of storyboards are happening, asset creation, designing the characters as we speak,” he said.

The film would be a follow-up to Om’s 2020 blockbuster “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol.

The director said “Adipurush” was an idea he had in his mind even before “Tanhaji” went on floors but had put it on the backburner.

“Back then, I had written a basic draft after a lot of research. I spoke to my team and they were all excited to explore this again. So the first two months were spent rewriting it, updating the screenplay I had written before and we realized it worked very well,” he said.

“The events didn’t change but the treatment obviously was made different, something which reflects today’s time. That’s when I narrated it to Prabhas and met him when the lockdown was over,” Raut said.

“Adipurush” is scheduled to go on floors in January 2021 with an aim to release theatrically in 2022.

“While there are reports that the filmmaker is in talks with several other actors for the ensemble, including Keerthi Suresh and Saif,” Om said the team is in the midst of finalizing the cast and an announcement will be made later.

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