Adipurush is one of the most-anticipated films of the year. The film which stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles, is a period drama film based on the lines of Ramayana. In a recent interview with a website. Om Raut says the casting of Saif was planned after he gave a spectacular negative performance in Tanhaji. "Of course, it was planned. We had decided to take him and when I narrated the script to him, he liked it. Saif accepted it and liked the part that I had written, which is very nice of him. You always have someone in mind and fortunately with ‘Tanhaji’ and ‘Adipurush’ I got to work with my dream cast. So I've been quite lucky that the actors that I wanted to work with, when we were writing the script, were the actors who eventually accepted the part later. I have been lucky so far," he told the website.
About working with Kriti Sanon for the first time, Raut said, "She has finished her part and I think she's phenomenal. I mean she's so genuine and pure, and it's just a great experience working with her. Kriti has nailed the mental clarity that one requires to play the part that she's playing. She's also getting trained because she has to speak in Telugu, which is not the language that she could speak in, besides focusing on her diet and everything. It just shows the passion and dedication that she brings to the table. So, it was a lovely experience working with her."
Om Raut also revealed the kind of preparation Prabhas and Saif did for the role. "There is a lot of work that is going on. Saif and Prabhas have undergone a remarkable physical transformation and there is massive action involved too. There is a lot of physical transformation that Prabhas has undergone from an artist's point of view and he continues to work on it even now as we shoot. With Saif Ali Khan, it is evident in the pictures, but I cannot reveal much," he was quoted as saying.