On Sunday the first teaser of one of the most awaited movies of the year, South Star Prabhas starring Adipurush was released but it was welcomed with more negative views than positive views as some people are very disappointed with Saif Ali Khan being caste as Ravana and some are very disappointed with the VFX of the film. Now Dipika Chikhlia who played the role of Sita in the Television serial Ramayan opens up about her dissatisfaction with Adipurush.
The actress said,“Maine Adipurush ka teaser definitely dekha hai. And I think Ramayan is a story, jo sachchai ki kahani hai aur satvikta ki kahani hai. (I have seen the teaser of Adiprush. I think Ramayan is a story of truth and morality.) I don’t associate Ramayan with VFX, that’s my personal take on this.”
He further added,“A film's characters must appeal to the audience. If the character is from Sri Lanka, they should not look like Mughals. I could not understand much as we get to see him for mere 30 seconds in the teaser, but he does look different. I agree that times have changed and VFX is an essential part but only as long as the people's sentiments are not hurt. (But then) It is only a teaser, may be it does not do justice to the film.”
Earlier MP Minister Narotam Mishra slammed Adipurush, "In our religious texts, the attire of Hanuman ji is clearly described. Instead, the teaser shows him wearing a leather outfit. His skin is shown dark instead of red. We believe whatever is written in our texts is correct. He further added, "They have made changes to every character. Even the character of Ma Sita, and the way she is dressed, has been tampered with," he added. "This way of repeatedly disrespecting the sentiments of the majority community is wrong. I request them (filmmakers) to take this creative liberty with other religions as well."
Adipurush is a multilingual saga based on an Indian Hindu mythological epic, Ramayana. Adipurush cast includes Kriti Sanon, Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, and Sunny Singh in the lead role. Prabhas plays the Hindu god Lord Ram and Saif Ali Khan will play Lankesh. ‘Adipurush’ is set to hit theatres on January 12, 2023.