Actor Saif Ali Khan seemed to have ended on the wrong side, following his recent interview where he had opened up about his upcoming film Adipurush and on essaying the character of Raavan (Ravana) in the project. While his ‘humane’ Raavan statement stirred a controversy on social media, the 50-year-old has withdrawn his comment and apologised to all.
Saif’s statement reads as: “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 and 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.”
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Saif had said, “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 her nose.”
The above statement did not go down well with a certain section of people, who took to social media to express their anger. Even BJP leader Ram Kadam tweeted “Actor #SaifAliKhan makes an extremely shocking statement regarding his forthcoming film Adipurush. Saif who plays Ravan’s character says Ravan’s abduction of Sita Maa will be justified in the film. Ravan’s humane side will be shown and his war against Sri Ram will be justified.”
Furthermore, Kadam added, “Director @OmRaut director, you made #Tanhaji which was well received worldwide because it does justice to Hindu pride and Marathi asmita. But if #Adhipurush plans to show Ravan in positive light and justify the inhuman act of abduction of Sita Maa, we will never allow that to happen. Hope better sense prevails #JaiShriRam.”