Saif Ali Khan to return as the menacing villain one more time for Om Raut’s directorial Adipurush produced by Bhushan Kumar. On Thursday, a few hours after this announcement, a section of netizens demanded Saif should be removed from the film.
Interestingly, there seems to be no unity of reason why netizens feel Saif should not be cast in the film! While some feel the actor should be removed because it is a historical drama and he doesn’t have much knowledge on Indian history, another section of netizens allege that he threatened Sushant Singh Rajput to leave his daughter Sara Ali Khan at a time when the two of them were allegedly in a relationship. Yet another set of users allege he is a product of nepotism.
Although Saif Ali Khan is being trolled, he has proved his mettle as an actor time and again. Saif left everyone stunned with his terrific villainous performance in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Now, he will step into the shoes of India’s greatest villain in Adipurush — a magnum opus that marks the second collaboration of the trio — Saif Ali Khan, Om Raut and Bhushan Kumar- after Tanhaji. He has been roped in to play the prime antagonist in the period saga who’s menacing, lethal and brutal,
Experimenting with roles
Talking of actors his age, Saif has cut out a completely different space for himself, owing to his powerful choices in films off late. At a time when films high on concept and content are setting new standards, the Nawab has been experimenting and how. Also, his acting prowess as a performer and his towering on-screen presence make him a perfect fit for diverse roles.
Acing the grey shades
Previously too, Saif has won accolades for playing the antagonist in several films – whether it was Langda Tyagi in Omkara or Udaybhan Rathod in the recently released Tanhaji. In Adipurush, which is an on-screen adaptation of the Indian epic, that revolves around the triumph of good over evil, Saif will be stepping into the role of a larger than life villain.
Announcing Saif ’s entry in Adipurush, Prabhas wrote on social media, “7000 years ago existed the world’s most intelligent demon.” The south superstar exclaims, “I am super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan and am eager to share screen space with a great actor like him.” Talking about the project, Saif Ali Khan shares, “I’m thrilled to be working with Omi dada 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 psyched to be a part of it! I look forward to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and play a role that is electrifying and demonic!”
Filmmaker Om Raut adds, “To play the strongest villain from our epic we needed a brilliant actor. Who better than Saif Ali Khan, one of the greatest actors of our lifetime, to essay this powerful role. Personally, I enjoy every day at work with him. I am looking forward to this exciting journey with him all over again.” Producer Bhushan Kumar tells us, “Saif blew us all over with his role as Udaybhan in Tanhaji, he takes it a notch higher with his role in Adipurush. He is the perfect choice in this battle between good and evil with Prabhas.”
The film will be shot in both Hindi and Telugu. The 3D extravaganza will have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and several other foreign languages. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar & Rajesh Nair, Adipurush is currently in the pre-production stage and expected to go on floors in 2021 and hit the marquee with a massive release in 2022.
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CHITRANGDA CELEBRATES YOGA DAY IN PICTURESQUE KASHMIR
Actor Chitrangda Singh who is currently at Pahalgam in Jammu & Kashmir, shared a few pictures of hers doing yoga in the mountains. These pictures have a breath-taking view of the mountains in the background. June 21 is celebrated as ‘International Yoga Day’ every year. Several people have been posting their pictures and videos to celebrate this day.
What makes Chitrangda’s photos more adorable was the fact that she was interrupted by her dogs as she sat down in a yoga pose. On the work front, Chitrangda will soon be seen opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Red Chillies Entertainment, Sujoy Ghosh’s Production, crime-thriller Bob Biswas.
SCHWARZENEGGER REVEALS HIS CHILDREN ‘HATED’ HIS MOVE FROM FILM TO POLITICS
WASHINGTON: The Former Governor of California and Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger recently opened up about his family life behind the scenes of his governorship from 2003 to 2011.
Arnold said his four children weren’t happy with his transition from action movie star to the 38th governor of California. The Schwarzenegger family moved from Hollywood to Sacramento, where Arnold served for two terms.
“First of all, I think it is very important to let everyone know how much you kids hated my job. It was one of those kind of odd things where I just thought that: ‘Oh, my kids will be so proud of me being governor now. And all this stuff, but I don’t think that you guys really kind of connected with that. I think you were so used to what we were doing when I was on a movie set,” he said.
PRIYANKA DOESN’T LIKE TALKING TO ANYONE BEFORE HER MORNING COFFEE
MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra Jonas does not like talking to anyone before having her coffee in the morning. On Sunday, Priyanka took to her Instagram Story and shared a funny video of her expressing her love for morning coffee. “When people talk to me before my morning coffee,” she captioned the clip, wherein she can be seen dancing to the viral song ‘Please leave me alone’. In another story, Priyanka treated her fans to an adorable Father’s Day post. She shared childhood pictures of her and her husband Nick Jonas with their respective parents.
AKSHAY REFUTES RUMOURS OF WORKING WITH SUNIEL SHETTY’S SON
NEW DELHI : Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who was reportedly going to star alongside Ahan Shetty for producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala’s new project, refuted reports of them featuring together, calling them ‘fake’.
He took to his Twitter handle and tagged a leading news outlet’s story regarding the same, calling it “10/10 on FAKE news scale!” He further joked about opening a business to bust fake news and added, “How about I start my own fake news busting business?”
For the unversed, a source close to the production had shared that Akshay and Ahan are set to collaborate for Nadiadwala’s next venture. The source had shared, “The entire team is rooting for this action power-pack of actors which has Akshay and Ahan together for the first time. Only Sajid sir could make it possible and we are all truly excited for the energy the two would bring to the screens. The project is yet to be announced and is at the planning stage. We will have more details come out soon.”
KENDALL JENNER CONFIRMS HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BEAU DEVIN BOOKER
WASHINGTON : Supermodel Kendall Jenner opened up about her relationship with basketball player Devin Booker for the first time on the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ reunion special. In the recently aired second part of the reunion special, Kardashians-Jenners opened up about many pages of their much private books. From Kim’s revelation of her pending apology to ex-husband Kris Humphries to Khloe’s ‘nose job’ confirmation, the reunion episode was special in many ways for their fans. E! News reported that in a revealing moment during the show, Kendall clapped back at assumptions that she only dates basketball players and explained why her relationship with NBA star Devin Booker is different. “No, I don’t actually only date basketball players, if anyone’s ever done their research. I’m not ashamed that I have a type, and I’m also a genuine basketball fan,” she said. Kendall officially confirmed for the first time that she is serious about Devin by stating, “He’s my boyfriend.”
‘I GOT INSPIRED BY PRABHUDEVA SIR AND GOVINDA’
Dancer and choreographer Paul Marshal currently seen in Dance Deewane season 3 has been part of many reality shows like DID, Dance Plus, Nach Baliye, India’s Got Talent and has choreographed in ABCD 2. The Daily Guardian spoke to Paul Marshal who shared with us his journey.
How has the journey been as a dancer and choreographer and how did it start? After finishing my schooling, I started with back dancing when I was in FYJC and also I used to do drumming for 4 years in boarding. Then gradually started with Marathi shows as a folk dancer and later on did my first stage show as a back dancer . Then did my first reality show as a contestant (Krazzy Kiya Re 2) and since then I have been doing different reality shows on different channels back to back. Not sure about the exact number but somewhere around 25 reality shows and still adding. My first reality show was as an assistant choreographer Dance India Dance Little Master season 1 with Dharmesh. First movie song as an independent choreographer was Happy Hour- ABCD2.
Who has been a motivation for you in dance? My initial dream was to open my own Art Gallery as I love sketching and painting. But somewhere watching movies, I got inspired by Prabhudeva sir and Govinda.
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