“Adipurush, a movie starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon, debuted its teaser and first poster on October 2 in Ayodhya. However, only a few hours after the highly anticipated trailer was released, online users started criticising the movie for Saif Ali Khan’s portrayal of Islam and the film’s lacklustre special effects. The Twitterati have now now begun a boycott of the movie, and here’s why.”
Adipurush, a high-profile Ramayana adaption, is already mired in controversy four months before its scheduled debut because of how Ravana and Hanuman are portrayed as well as its subpar visual effects. On Sunday in Ayodhya, the 1.46-minute teaser for the Om Raut-directed film was released. And the fallout started right away. The multilingual historical drama, which stars Prabhas in the lead role as Lord Ram, also stars Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh, a king of demons known as Ravana, who has ten heads.