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Nobody other than Prabhas could play Lord Ram in ‘Adipurush’, says director Om Raut
Director Om Raut, who is joining hands with Prabhas for upcoming magnum opus Adipurush, says nobody other than the Baahubali star could play Lord Ram in this big-budget adaptation of Indian epic Ramayan. In his latest interview to a leading daily, Om Raut opened up on why he roped in Prabhas for this project. “I have seen him (as the lead) in my head, on my computer, in my script — if there is anybody who can play Prabhu Ram to perfection, it is Prabhas. As the biggest star in our country, he adds to the commercial value of the film. But more than that, he has a great combination of calmness and aggression. As the writer and director, that appealed to me,” Raut said.
Raut also opened up about the physical transformation Prabhas will undergo for the character. “Prabhas is working on his transformation. He has to attain an archer’s physique, which is dramatically different from that of a warrior. We have begun consulting several experts. He will also begin learning archery soon,” he said.