Do we sense another star-director friendship coming to an end? Ajay Devgan and director Om Raut have delivered Tanhaji the only superhit of 2020 .
It was only expected that Devgan would feature as the lead in Raut’s followup project. But Raut’s next project Adipurush features Prabhas in the lead. Instead of the male lead, it seems Raut offered the antagonist’s role in Adipurush to Devgan.
The offer was politely declined by Devgan .
According to sources, Devgan has taken a conscious decision to stay away from negative roles.
The antagonist’s role in Adipurush is now being essayed by Saif Ali Khan who played the villain in Om Raut’s Tanhaji as well. Saif says he enjoys antagonist’s role.
“It’s always interesting to dig into thedark side of your personality. I find negative roles fun to do.”
Apparently Devgan disagrees. He refused to play Raavan and was more keen to play Rama in Om Raut’s adaptation of the Ramayan in Adiprush. Interestingly Devgan was offered Rama’s role in Raj Kumar Santoshi’sproposed adaptation of the Ramayan in 2007.
Like Santoshi’s numerous proposed project his Ramayan too never took off. Ajay Devgan was keen to play Rama since the aborted Santoshi project. Alas, Om Raut was committed to Prabhas to play Rama.