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Saif Ali Khan landed in similar trouble for his comment about Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Adipurush writer says Saif Ali Khan’s ‘humane Raavan’ comments were misunderstood, but admits film won’t show him as ‘all-black figure’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Actor Saif Ali Khan’s comments about creating a humane Raavan in Adipurush were misunderstood, the film’s writer Manoj Muntashir has said, admitting that the film won’t paint the demon king as an ‘all-black figure’.
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Saif Ali Khan will appear as the antagonist in Adipurush.
Saif Ali Khan will appear as the antagonist in Adipurush.

Saif Ali Khan retracts ‘humane’ Raavan comments after backlash, says Adipurush will present story ‘without any distortions’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:23 PM IST
After a certain section of the internet slammed Saif Ali Khan’s comments about portraying Raavan in a ‘humane’ manner in Adipurush, the actor has issued an apology and retracted his statement.
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Saif Ali Khan in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
Saif Ali Khan in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Saif Ali Khan says Adipurush will ‘humanise’ Raavan, ‘justify his abduction of Sita’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Actor Saif Ali Khan has said that his version of Raavan in the upcoming film Adipurush will be humanised, and the demon king’s abduction of Sita will be justified.
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A still from Kalank
A still from Kalank

Ra.One, Raavan, Adipurush: Why Raavan and Dushereha continue to be a preferred trope in Bollywood

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Dussehra, which is celebrated with towering effigies of Raavan, symbolising evil, being burnt with fireworks, marking evil’s destruction and the story of Ram and Raavan have also been recycled many a time in films as the grandiose of such stories constantly perpetuating in cinema.
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Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a still from Raavan.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a still from Raavan.

Abhishek Bachchan says Aishwarya Rai was an ‘absolute trooper’ during Raavan shoot, calls it his most challenging film

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Abhishek Bachchan opened up about his experience of shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan. He said that he was in awe of wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s dedication and strength during the shoot.
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Arvind Trivedi as Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Ramayan: Sunil Lahri says he was bit disappointed when he found out Arvind Trivedi was playing Raavan

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Sunil Lahri has revealed how he was apprehensive of Arvind Trivedi being chosen for the role of Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
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Arvind Trivedi as Raavan.
Arvind Trivedi as Raavan.

Ramayan: Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi originally turned down role, but Paresh Rawal convinced him to change his mind

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Actor Arvind Trivedi initially turned down the role of Raavan in the cult TV series Ramayan, and had to be motivated by Paresh Rawal to take it up.
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A screengrab of the Ramayan video.
A screengrab of the Ramayan video.

Ramayan: Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi watches Sita apaharan scene, has emotional reaction

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 05:32 PM IST
A video of 84-year-old Raavan actor Arvind Trivedi watching a scene from the series Ramayan, has been shared online.
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Actor Mukesh Rishi as Raavan at the Luv Kush Ramlila at Red Fort in Delhi on September 25, 2017.(Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times)
Actor Mukesh Rishi as Raavan at the Luv Kush Ramlila at Red Fort in Delhi on September 25, 2017.(Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times)

Excerpt: Raavan; Enemy of Aryavarta by Amish

By Amish | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 08:50 AM IST
An exclusive excerpt from the third book in Amish Tripathi’s Ram Chandra series ahead of its release on July 1
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Ravana at a parade in Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on August 29, 2015.(Getty Images)
Ravana at a parade in Jember, East Java, Indonesia, on August 29, 2015.(Getty Images)

Amish on the complexity of the central character of his new book Raavan; Enemy of Aryavarta

By Amish | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Ahead of the release of the third book in his Ram Chandra Series on July 1, Amish writes exclusively for Hindustan Times on the character of Raavan, who is often described as the quintessential villain
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Actor Shah Rukh Khan during the promotions of his film Zero in Patna.(IANS)
Actor Shah Rukh Khan during the promotions of his film Zero in Patna.(IANS)

Did you know Shah Rukh Khan was offered Abhishek Bachchan’s Raavan? Here’s why he declined

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:00 PM IST
Shah Rukh Khan has said that he was offered to star in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan, but declined it for several reasons. Find out how the film went on to star Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.
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