Animal is Bollywood's blockbuster of the year and the filmmaker has been doing regular interviews after the success of Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna's film. In a conversation with Galatta Plus, the filmmaker shared insights into his portrayal of an intercaste marriage involving Ranbir and Rashmika's characters in the film. He emphasized that the depiction wasn't intentional, citing his exposure to Telugu and Tamil families settled in Delhi as a factor influencing his perspective on inter-region and inter-caste marriages. ALSO READ: Sandeep Reddy Vanga On WHY He Edited The Kiss Scene Between Ranbir Kapoor-Bobby Deol In Animal; Says, ‘Felt That Was A Bigger Cinematic High’
When questioned about the on-screen kiss between Ranbir and Rashmika in front of their family, Vanga explained the choice of staging it with a rock song playing in the background. He highlighted the rebellious nature of rock music, attributing it to the characters' expression of rage and negligence in that moment. ALSO READ: WHAT? Animal Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga Calls Film Critics Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra ‘Illiterate’; HERE'S WHY- WATCH
During the sane interview, the director was questioned about the choice of making Bobby Deol's character a Muslim in the film. He explained, "We often witness conversions to Islam and Christianity but rarely to Hinduism. I incorporated this aspect because in Islam, one can have multiple wives, allowing for a larger dramatic scope with various characters. It wasn't to portray a negative image of Muslims; it was solely for the purpose of creating heightened drama."
Directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, "Animal" features a stellar cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Saloni Batra, Triptii Dimri, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, and more. This film marks the debut collaboration between Vanga, known for his previous works "Arjun Reddy" and "Kabir Singh," and Kapoor. Although the film received a blend of mixed and positive reviews upon its release, it emerged as a tremendous box office hit, proving to be a massive commercial success.
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