As already known, Baahubali star Prabhas will be teaming up with director Om Raut of Tanhaji fame for a historical film titled Adipurush. The announcement regarding the project was made a few weeks back and it took the fans by excitement. Adipurush is being planned as a pan Indian film that is going to be made in Telugu and Hindi, while it will have a dubbed release in other languages. The film is going to be made on a grand scale with high production values. Prabhas will be seen playing the role of Lord Rama in this film which is based on the mythological epic, Ramayana. It has now been officially announced that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will be seen as the antagonist of the film, locking horns against Prabhas.

Saif Ali Khan's character is called Lankesh and he'd portray the role of Raavana. Initially, it was rumoured that Hrithik Roshan would play the villain in Adipurush, but it looks like Saif Ali Khan has now been locked. It is definitely going to be a visual treat for the fans to see two star heroes like Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan in a single frame and one can be sure that the duo are going to set the screens on fire. Saif Ali Khan has already worked with director Om Raut in Tanhaji and now, Adipurush will be his second outing with him.

Adipurush will be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar (T-Series) in association with Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair (Retrophiles). Penguin fame Kharthik Palani has been signed as the cinematographer of Adipurush and this film is expected to give a major breakthrough for the young talent. The shooting of the film is planned to begin next year, while the theatrical release is scheduled in 2022. The exact release date will be known when the makers complete the shooting.

Apart from Adipurush, Prabhas also has Radhe Shyam which is currently in the middle of filming. The next schedule is announced to resume from the second week of September. Directed by Radha Krishna, Radhe Shyam features Butta Bomma sensation Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Prabhas will also be working on another pan Indian film, directed by Nag Ashwin of Mahanati fame. Produced by Vyjayanthi Movies, Prabhas 21 will have Deepika Padukone playing the female lead. For now, check out the announcement regarding Adipurush villain below: