Adipurush: On 2nd October the makers of Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer Adipurush unveiled the teaser and the first poster of their film in Ayodhya. However, the teaser of the film was brutally criticized by the netizens for Saif Ali Khan’s Islamic look and unconvincing VFX. Reacting to the same Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan actor Sunil Lahri who essayed the role of “Lakshman” in the epic drama has now shared his reaction to the film’s teaser, here’s what he said-
Ramayan Actor Sunil Lahri Reacts To Adipurush Teaser
After Dipika Chikhlia Ramayan actor Sunil Lahri has now also shared his reaction to the ongoing controversy on Om Raut’s film Adipurush. Apparently, a segment of netizens have criticized the makers for the portrayal of characters like “Ravana” in the film. Netizens have claimed that the characters like Hanuman and Ravana in the film have a resemblance to the Islamic religion.
Reacting to the controversy actor Sunil Lahri who is known for essaying the role of “Lakshman” in Ramanand Sagar’s epic television drama Ramayan has now shared his reaction to the teaser of the film. He told DNA, “After watching the teaser, at present, my views are neutral. It’s neither entirely positive, nor it’s totally negative. They have just introduced the characters and their personalities. So till now, they haven’t conveyed anything that really irked me. I think ki zabardasti ki controversy create ki ja rahi hai… to popularise the film.”
Talking about the portrayal of Ravan in the teaser he said, “We all have an image set in our minds, and we have grown up watching a particular reference to Lord Ram all these years. So, they have tried to break the conventional image of Raavan. This is an individual take of a creative person, and as an artist, everyone has a right to present their interpretation of a story,”
He concluded by saying, “I will say this, the audience isn’t going to tolerate nonsense in this country anymore, not against our faith, or the gods we pray to. The audience has already shown what it is capable of, and it will do so again. This is the new India, people are united now. and I think this unity is positive and beneficial for the country.”
All About Adipurush
Adipurush is directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series Films. It was shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu languages. The film stars Baahubali actor Prabhas with Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. Made on a budget of Rs 500 crore, Adipurush is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. It is scheduled to release in theatres on 12 Jan 2023.