A previous interview of Kriti Sanon discussing the movie and praising director Om Raut has gone viral as Adipurush continues to get criticism.
Adipurush, directed by Om Raut, debuted in theatres earlier this month and stars Prabhas as Raghava (Lord Rama), Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh (Raavana), and Kriti Sanon as Janaki (Goddess Sita). The movie, which is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana, received a poor reception upon release and was mocked and derided for its dialogue, plot, CGI, and other aspects. The high-profile movie is currently having trouble at the box office.
In the midst of this, a previous clip of the movie’s leading actress discussing it and commending the filmmaker for conceiving of something “very, very different” has reappeared on Reddit. The video is becoming popular on the internet because people are posting negative comments on it.
The clip – shared on Reddit with the caption “This did not age well…”, is a snippet from an old Miss Malini interview. In the clip, Kriti Sanon talks about Adipurush and director Om Raut, saying, “It comes with a lot of responsibility, but then I know I’m in amazing hands which is Om Raut, who is just a genius. I just absolutely love him as a director. I think he’s so technologically sound, and his vision is something very different – very, very different. Like what he’s making…”
Talking further about the now-trashed and trolled Adipurush, Kriti Sanon said, “You know sometimes we are in that studio and are joking around with him and I’m like ‘I’m doing my biggest film in the smallest set’, because it is a studio. It’s all like blue screens – everything is going to be created. All the hills and waterfalls that you’ll see will come later. So for us it’s a limited space. You know sometimes when we are running we are running in that same thing – sometimes it’s twisted in the head. But that’s going to be the future I feel of cinemas.”
Further discussing shooting the film in a green/blue screen studio, Kriti added, “It take you by surprise sometimes. I don’t have ambiance to imagine this creature coming and this bird is here and I don’t know where. Like when I went on sets for the first time, he’s like ‘Yahan valley hai, yahan ek cave hai, yahan ek waterfall ayega’ and I’m saying, ‘kahan?’ That’s a very different experience. And the way he’s telling the story, a story we all know, a story we have all grown up hearing, we all know. So it’s not like something surprising is happening but the way he’s telling you, you’ll be really engaged. It’s going to be an experience.”
Commenting on the video, one netizen joked, “I like that the clip end with “it’s going to be an experience”, well she wasn’t wrong there.”
Another commented, “Maybe she had no idea how the graphics would turn out and had bind faith that the director is “technologically sound”, but she surely read the script?. How was she okay with the cringey dialogs. Also, extremely insincere to have shot everything inside a studio when theres so much greenery across the country.”
A third added, “All the red flags are there: His vision is very different, it was different truly, so different that it ended up being a cartoon show. To shoot everything without real atmosphere, dependent entirely on blue screen.”
A fourth joked, “Why blame the poor actors !! unko laga avatar banayenge aur ban gayi adiprush”
One more added, “His vision is a ps3 game. Kriti just haven’t played games ever.”
Have you seen the movie Adipurush with Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, and Saif Ali Khan?