Saif Ali Khan is in hot water for his comment that his upcoming mythological epic Adipurush will make Raavan ‘humane’ and ‘justify’ his abduction of Sita. An advocate from Uttar Pradesh has filed a case against the actor and director Om Raut for hurting religious sentiments. Saif had retracted his statement and issued an apology after facing backlash.
Himanshu Srivastava, a civil court advocate, said in his petition that he is a believer of Sanatan Dharma. He said that traditionally, Lord Ram is considered a symbol of good, while Raavan is viewed as evil.
Saif, who is playing a character based on Raavan in Adipurush, had said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror earlier this month, “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.” However, after facing backlash, he retracted his statement.