In a problematic scene from the movie Animal, Ranbir Kapoor's character, Vijay Singh, asks Zoya Riaz, portrayed by Tripti Dimri, to lick his shoe as a test of her love after she's revealed as a mole. She recently addressed the controversy surrounding this particular scene. Reflecting on the scene, Laila Majnu star mentioned an important lesson from her acting coach: "Never judge your character." She emphasized that all characters, including those portrayed by co-actors, encompass both positive and negative aspects. As an actor, she believes in embracing the spectrum of good, bad, and ugly characters without prejudging their motivations or thoughts, allowing her to portray them honestly. ALSO READ: DID YOU KNOW? Sara Ali Khan Auditioned For Tripti Dimri's Role In Animal But Was REJECTED By Sandeep Reddy Vanga - DEETS INSIDE!
Continuing her explanation about this scene, she added, "In that moment, I saw a woman who openly spoke about killing his entire family—an action that would provoke a strong reaction from anyone. While he did ask her to perform that act (lick his shoe), he eventually walks away. It's evident he's grappling with intense thoughts and emotions. Later, when his cousin inquires about handling her, he opts to let her go wherever she pleases." ALSO READ: Animal: Triptii Dimri Opens Up About Filming Intimate Scenes With Ranbir Kapoor, Says ‘It Did Disturb Me Initially’
Featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Anil Kapoor, Animal has faced significant criticism on social media for various scenes. Many are vehemently opposing nearly every aspect of the movie, particularly critiquing it as "sexist," especially in its portrayal of women. The film also stars Bobby Deol in the role of an antagonist. Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial has earned Rs 512 crore worldwide and Rs 314 crore in India. What are your thoughts on Tripti's comments on this controversial scene?
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