‘Adipurush’: Kriti Sanon in consideration to play the leading role opposite Prabhas?

Ever since its announcement, Om Raut’s upcoming directorial ‘Adipurush’ starring pan-Indian superstar Prabhas in the titular role has been grabbing the headlines for its cast and technical crew. Initially, speculations went rife that national award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh will essay the leading lady role of Sita in the epic 3D actioner. Thereafter, names of Bollywood actresses like Kiara Advani and Anushka Sharma floated in the media only to end up as false rumours.

According to a latest report in Filmfare, popular actress Kriti Sanon is the top contender to play the female lead in ‘Adipurush’. While there is no official confirmation as of now, if the news turns out to be true, the massive project will certainly catapult the stardom of the 30-year-old actress to a whole new level. At present, Kriti Sanon is playing the lead role in ‘Mimi’, the Hindi remake of Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy!

Popular Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan who played the role of Udaybhan Singh Rathore in Tanhaji has been confirmed to lock horns with Prabhas in ‘Adipurush’. While the 50-year-old actor will be playing the antagonist’s role of Lankesh in the Hindi-Telugu bilingual, Prabhas will be seen as Lord Rama. To fit the bill, the Baahubali star has started working on his body and has been learning archery. Meanwhile, from the past few days, rumours are rife that Bollywood star Ajay Devgn will be playing the role of Lord Shiva.

On the work front, Prabhas is currently shooting for Radhe Shyam in Italy, a period drama starring Pooja Hegde as the leading lady. Recently, for his multilingual project with Nag Ashwin, the makers have roped in Amitabh Bachchan for a full-fledged role. Deepika Padukone is the female lead in this sci-fi drama set against the backdrop of a third World War.