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BJP slams ‘Adipurush’ director Om Raut for ‘misrepresentation’ of Ramayana

By: Divya Thearia

4 October 2022 (New Delhi): The teaser of the film ‘Adipurush’ starring superstar Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan was released a day earlier. This film has waited a long time. Although it is being criticised a lot after the release of the teaser, its boycott has also started. Now ‘Hindu Mahasabha’ has also jumped into this controversy. 

There is controversy over Saif’s look

In fact, as soon as the teaser of the film was released, its lead actors, especially Saif Ali Khan’s Ravana, were criticised and ridiculed on social media. Saif’s character, Lankesh Ravana’s, looks are not being liked at all and it is being compared to Aurangzeb and Alauddin Khilji. 

Chakrapani Maharaj expressed displeasure

After much criticism on social media, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has condemned Saif Ali Khan’s look in the film. The President of the Mahasabha, Chakrapani Maharaj, said, “Saif Ali Khan, in the role of Lankapati Ravana, a devotee of Lord Shiva, has been portrayed as a terrorist, Khilji, Genghis Khan, or Aurangzeb. There is neither a tilak on the forehead of Shiva devotee Lankesh nor Tripunda. Such tampering with our mythological characters will not be tolerated.” 

A BJP spokesperson also protested

Apart from Chakrapani, BJP spokesperson Malvika Avinash has also criticised Saif Ali Khan’s look in the film in one of her posts. He wrote, “Ravan of Valmiki Ramayana and history, Lankadhapati, a Shiva devotee who was well versed in 64 arts, who got all the 9 planets installed on his throne. What was the need to make such a cartoon in the film? I agree that this is Taimur’s father, but Bollywood people are so stupid that they can’t do a little research.”

 Director of “Adipurush” has won the National Award

Let us tell you that Adipurush has been directed by Om Raut. Om Raut is a National Award-winning director, and his film ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ has also received the National Award. Aditya Chopra, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan starrer ‘Adipurush’ is scheduled to be released in theatres on January 12, 2023.

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