Recently, Saif Ali Khan was caught in the middle of a controversy after he faced overwhelming outrage over his statements on portraying a "humane Ravan" in his upcoming film, Adipurush. In an attempt at damage control, Saif clarified his statement and said, "I've been made aware that one of my statements during an interview, has caused controversy and hurt people's sentiments. This was never my intention or meant that way. I would like to sincerely apologise to everybody and withdraw my statement."
In a recent interview, the actor said that his upcoming film was going to show the "humane" side of Ravan. This statement met with a lot of criticism, and netizens expressed their discontent with strongly-worded statements.
Adipurush stars Prabhas in the lead role, and features Kriti Sanon opposite him. This film will mark Saif Ali Khan's second successive project with director Om Raut after their previous blockbuster collaboration, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, co-starring Ajay Devgn.