Actor Prabhas confirmed the new release date for his upcoming film ‘Adipurush’, which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Tuesday. The film will now release on January 13, 2023. 

Prabhas posted an image on his Instagram handle with the caption, “#Adipurush Worldwide Theatrical Release in 3D on 12th Jan 2023.” 

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‘Adipurush’ is a retelling of the Indian epic Ramayana, which centres on the triumph of virtue over evil. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair of Retrophiles.

Prabhas will reportedly play Lord Ram in the film, while Sunny Singh will play his brother Lakshman. In the film, Kriti is expected to play Sita, while Saif will play Raavan. The film will be released in the following languages: Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.

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‘Adipurush’ was originally slated to be released in August of this year, but it was moved back to allow the release of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha.’ Aamir Khan Productions published a statement about it on Instagram last month.

The film’s production team had said on Instagram, “This is to inform you that our film, Laal Singh Chaddha, will not be released on April 14th as scheduled. This is due to our inability to complete the film on time”.

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“The film will now be released in theatres globally on August 11, 2022. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr Bhushan Kumar, T Series, and Om Raut, as well as the whole Adipurush team.”

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh star in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. It is the official Hindi version of the Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump,’ which starred Tom Hanks.

Aside from ‘Adipurush,’ Prabhas is working on numerous projects, including Spirit, Radhe Shyam, and Salaar. He also has ‘Project K,’ directed by Nag Ashwin and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.