Saif Ali Khan is not having the ideal start he expected for his new film. The film, Adipurush, will be directed by Om Raut, and will have Prabhas as Lord Ram, while Khan in the role of Raavan.

Khan’s statements made prior has now landed him into some legal trouble. An advocate in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh has been filed a case against Saif Ali Khan over his recent interview about Adipurush, where the actor said the film would show the “humane” side of Ravan.

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Khan said that Adipurush will attempt to ‘justify’ Raavan’s actions. “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,” said Khan.

 

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The petition states that Saif Ali Khan’s controversial interview dated December 6 quoted him saying that Ravan was justified in kidnapping Sita because Ram’s younger brother Laksman had cut his sister Surpanakha’s nose.

According to IANS, the plaintiff has alleged that Saif Ali Khan’s interview is a negative portrayal of “faith” and “faith in Sanatan Dharma”. Apart from the plaintiff, six others also saw the interview online, and it has hurt their religious sentiments, the petitioner has claimed.

According to The Indian Express, the case is in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM), who has fixed December 23 as the next date of hearing.

 

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