New Delhi: Filmmaker Om Raut, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming pan-India project ‘Adipurush’ created a stir after he was captured on camera kissing Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon on her cheek at Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirupati. The filmmaker was seen kissing Kriti Sanon goodbye outside the temple premises. A video featuring Om Raut and Kriti at the Lord Venkateswara temple has gone viral on the internet which has left netizens divided.
The video showed Om Raut giving Kriti a goodbye kiss on her cheek as she leaves in her car. This didn’t go well with some of the social media users who began trolling the duo. BJP State Secretary in Andhra Pradesh Ramesh Naidu Nagothu criticising the sight in a Twitter post which he deleted later.
Team ‘Adipurush’ on June 6 unveiled the trailer of the film in Tirumala and it turned out to be a spectacular show. Helmed by Om Raut, ‘Adipurush’ is a mythological drama based on the epic Ramayana. The film stars Prabhas as Lord Ram, Kriti Sanon as Sita, and Sunny Singh as Lakshman. In the movie, Saif Ali Khan will be essaying the role of Ravan, the mythological demon king. The film is all set to hit the theatres on June 16 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The final trailer is high on VFX and promises a visual spectacle.
Director Om Raut kissing Kriti Sanon (who Played Sita ji ) Out side Tirupati mandir created controversy
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At the first trailer launch of the movie, Kriti narrated how happy she felt about getting an opportunity that not many performers get. She said, “I am very emotional today, I had goosebumps while watching the trailer because this is not just a movie but much more than that. What we experienced while making this film was special.”Sanon also thanked her director Om Raut for getting the chance.
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“I want to thank Om for believing in me as Janaki. You had faith in me that I could play that role because there are very few actors who get such a role in their lifetime. I feel very, very blessed.”To describe how special the character of Sita is for her, she added, “I have poured my heart and soul into Janaki. I had complete faith in the role but while shooting for the movie I started learning more and more about this character. She is very pure, has a kind soul, a loving heart and a strong mind. In my poster as well you will see, there is pain, but there is no fear in it. It was a huge emotion for me. We are mere humans, forgive us if we have faltered.”
Apart from ‘Adipurush’, Kriti will be seen in ‘The Crew’, which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Tabu in lead roles.
‘The Crew’ is a story of three women and is touted as a laugh-riot, set against the backdrop of the struggling airline industry. However, their destinies lead to some unwarranted situations and they get caught in a web of lies. The film, produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ektaa R Kapoor, will be directed by Rajesh Krishnan.