Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has issued a statement apologising for his recent comment where he said that his upcoming film Adipurush was going to show the ‘humane’ side of Ravan and justify the abduction of Sita.
In an interview to Mumbai Mirror published yesterday (Dec 5) on his upcoming project ‘Adipurush’, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan had said that he was excited to play the role of ‘Ravan’ in the upcoming historical drama.
“It’s interesting to play a demon king, less strictures in that. But we will make him humane, up the entertainment quotient, justify his abduction of Sita and the war with Ram as revenge for what was done to his sister Surpanakha by Lakshman, who cut off his nose,” Saif Ali Khan added.
In his statement released today (Dec 6), Saif Ali Khan said, "I’ve been made aware that one of my statements during an interview, has caused a controversy and hurt people’s sentiments. This was never my intention or meant that way. I would like to sincerely apologise to everybody and withdraw my statement. Lord Ram has always been the symbol of Righteousness & Heroism for me. Adipurush is about celebrating the victory of good over evil and the entire team is working together to present the epic without any distortions."
Saif Ali Khan’s apology came after the remarks he made in the interview received widespread condemnation
Maharashta BJP leader Ram Kadam took to Twitter to issue a statement directed at Saif Ali Khan and Adipurush director Om Raut.
Adipurush is an upcoming film directed by Om Raut. Saif will play the role of Lankesh, the demon King Ravan, in the film. It will feature Prabhas in the role of Lord Ram. Adipurush will hit screen on August 11, 2022.
Saif Ali Khan, who claims to be a history buff, has often waded in to controversies with his problematic portrayal of history.
Saif Ali Khan, after the release of movie Tanhaji, had stated in an interview with Anupama Chopra that the concept of ‘Bharat’ did not exist before the British came. He also claimed that Tanhaji movie’s script was based on allegedely wrong portrayal of history.
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