Cassian Baliarsingh

Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ has been doing wonders online since its release, barely a couple of months ago. The comedy-drama film has already beaten Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s ‘Animal’. Yes, you read that right!

Despite discouraging records at the box office, Laapataa Ladies has managed to beat Animal in terms of viewership. The film, which tells the story of two young newly-wed brides who get exchanged during a train ride to their husband’s homes, has surpassed Animal with 13.8 million views on Netflix.

Laapataa Ladies, which was released on Netflix in March this year, is doing exceptionally well on the OTT platform and is currently one of the most loved films online. However, it is yet to break the record set by Hrithik Roshan’s Fighter which has 14 million views.

An X user shared the story of Laapataa Ladies beating Animal and wrote, “It’s become very popular in the UK. All my local friends loved it. They have only watched movies like Baahubali. So proud when they talk about Laapataa Ladies.”

“That’s feels so good. This movie deserves all the attention,” shared another user.

Produced by veteran actor Aamir Khan, the movie features Sparsh Shrivastava, Pratibha Ranta, Nitanshi Goel and Ravi Kishan in pivotal roles. The movie takes back to rural India in 2001. It brilliantly portrays the lives of two brides, with their journey filled with twists and turns. 

Days back, Kiran Rao and Sandeep Reddy Vanga had taken a dig at each other, leading to verbal battle between the two.

Speaking to The Quint, Kiran Rao denied commenting Vanga’s films and revealed that she has never really watched his movies.

“I have never commented on Mr Sandeep’s films because I have never seen them. I have often spoken on misogyny and the representation of women on screen. But, I have never taken the name of any film because it is not about the specific film. Why Vanga has assumed that I was talking about his film, you’ll have to ask him. I have never seen his film,” Rao stated.

Later, Vanga defended his movies and said, “My AD showed me an article. It is of the second ex-wife of a superstar. She is saying that films like Baahubali 2 and Kabir Singh promote misogyny and stalking. I think she does not know the difference between stalking and approaching. When people read these things out of context, they tend to agree. This is entirely wrong.”

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