Filmmaker Om Raut has begun all work for his upcoming film Adipurush. The film tells the story of the victory of food over evil by adapting the Hindu religious text Ramayan. Recently the director revealed that he has chosen Prabhas to portray Lord Ram in the film. Om also tweeted out a post about casting Prabhas in the film’s lead role. The director called Prabhas the perfect actor to portray Lord Ram in the film.
He wrote, “Adipurush is touted as a film celebrating "the victory of good over evil". Further in an interview with PTI, the filmmaker said, “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."
“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 added.
Adipurush is a follow-up to Om's 2020 blockbuster Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol. The film is set to hit theatres all across the country in 2022.