Poonam Singh

As the eagerly anticipated film ‘Animal,’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, gears up for its theatrical release, RK has shed light on what drew him to the project and addressed comparisons to director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's previous works, ‘Arjun Reddy’ and ‘Kabir Singh.’

In an interview with Variety, the Brahmastra star revealed that it was the unique and intense storyline of ‘Animal’ that captured his attention and prompted him to accept the role. 

Ranbir clarified that while he did watch Sandeep’s previous films and found them powerful and impactful, his decision to accept ‘Animal’ was primarily influenced by the script, character dynamics, and the prospect of collaborating with Sandeep Reddy Vanga.

Discussing the protagonist archetype commonly associated with Vanga's films, Ranbir acknowledged the tough and uncompromising nature of his character in ‘Animal.’ However, he emphasized that the film promises a distinctive experience, offering layers of complexity and depth that set it apart from its predecessors.

In response to queries about potential parallels between his character and Vanga's previous protagonists, portrayed by Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Deverakonda, Ranbir affirmed that his role shares certain traits but possesses unique differences. 

He described his character as multifaceted, showcasing both strength and determination alongside moments of vulnerability and internal conflict, fostering a relatable and human dimension.

‘Animal,’ produced by T-Series and Bhadrakali Pictures, is set to make its global relase on December 1. 

Apart from Ranbir and Rashmika, the film also stars Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in pivotal roles.