Om Raut's Adipurush is taking the box office by storm but it couldn't save itself from the backlash for the dialogues written by renowned writer Manoj Muntashir. The audience who watched the film over the weekend were left surprised by the language used in speeches said by characters like Hanuman and Ravan. Now, in an interview with a news portal, Arun Govil reacted to the criticism faced by Adipurush. For the unversed, he played the role of Ram in Ramanand Sagar's iconic TV show Ramayan.
In the interview, Arun who is still popular for his portrayal of Ram, said, "Ramayana is a matter of faith for us and to tamper with its form in any way is unacceptable. The movie’s special effects are a different aspect, it’s about presenting the characters in the right way, which has to be considered with utmost seriousness. I don’t support this kind of language in Ramayana."
He further called Adipurush 'Hollywood Ki Cartoon' and questioned the makers for taking creative liberty and bringing changes to the source story. "I don’t understand what the makers thought of making this film. If the makers have made this film for children, then ask them, have they liked it? What was wrong with the depiction we have all known and loved for all these years? What was the need to change things? Perhaps the team doesn’t have proper faith in Lord Rama and Sita, and that is why they made these changes," he added.
Dialogues like "Kapda tere baap ka, aag tere baap ki, tel tere baap ka, jalegi bhi tere baap ki", "Mere ek sapole ne tere Sheshnag ko lamba kar diya", and "tere bua ka bageecha hai kya jo hawa khane chala aaya?" sparked controversy on social media. After gauging the overall response, the makers of Adipurush announced yesterday that the dialogues are being re-written and the changes will reflect in the next few days.
Adipurush stars Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh and Devdatta Nage.