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'Adipurush' director Om Raut calls on Yogi Adityanath


'Adipurush' is slated to hit the cinemas on June 16. Director Om Raut was recently in Hyderabad on Hanuman Jayanthi and prayed at the famous Karmanghat Temple.

On Tuesday, he is in the news over calling on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Known for the Bollywood blockbuster 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior', Om Raut idolizes the Maratha warrior Shivaji. The filmmaker presented the BJP CM with a statue of Shivaji.

“The country is made of culture. As a result of the virtues that Raj Mata Jijau gave to Bal Shivaji Raje in his childhood, he emerged as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the flag bearer of Hindavi Swaraj. I find it incredible to be presenting the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Raj Mata Jijau to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr. Yogi Adityanath," the filmmaker wrote on Instagram, catering to the votaries of Hindutva and cultural nationalism.

Starring Prabhas in the lead, 'Adipurush' has Kriti Sanon as Sita and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana.