Rashmika Mandanna, the rising star of Indian cinema, has recently shared her experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor and Sandeep Reddy Vanga in the film ‘Animal’. The actress, who plays a character named Gitanjali, revealed some interesting insights about her role and the challenges she faced while portraying it.
Gitanjali: A complex and controversial character
Rashmika Mandanna’s character, Gitanjali, is one of the most talked-about aspects of ‘Animal’. The film, which is a dark and twisted tale of love, betrayal and violence, revolves around the relationship between Ranbir Kapoor’s character, a ruthless gangster, and Gitanjali, his wife. Gitanjali is shown to be a submissive and loyal partner, who endures the abuse and torture inflicted by her husband, and even participates in his crimes.
Rashmika Mandanna said that she was initially hesitant to take up the role, as she felt that it was very different from her personality and previous roles. She said that she had to undergo a lot of preparation and research to understand the psychology and motivations of Gitanjali. She also said that she had to face a lot of criticism and backlash from some sections of the audience, who questioned her choice of playing such a negative and regressive character.
Working with Ranbir Kapoor and Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Rashmika Mandanna also spoke about her co-star Ranbir Kapoor and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who are both known for their unconventional and bold approach to cinema. She said that she was very impressed by Ranbir Kapoor’s dedication and professionalism, and that he helped her a lot in getting into the skin of the character. She also praised Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s vision and direction, and said that he was very supportive and encouraging throughout the shoot.
Rashmika Mandanna said that working with Ranbir Kapoor and Sandeep Reddy Vanga was a learning experience for her, and that she gained a lot of confidence and exposure from it. She said that she was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a big and ambitious project, and that she hoped that the audience would appreciate her performance and the film.
‘Animal’: A box office blockbuster
‘Animal’ has been a huge success at the box office, both in India and overseas. The film, which released on December 1, 2023, has crossed the Rs 400 crore mark in India, and is still going strong. The film has also received rave reviews from critics and fans, who have praised the performances, the screenplay, the music and the cinematography.
‘Animal’ is Rashmika Mandanna’s second Hindi film, after ‘Mission Majnu’, which released earlier this year. The actress, who has already established herself as a leading star in Telugu and Kannada cinema, is now making waves in Bollywood as well. She has several projects lined up, including ‘Goodbye’ with Amitabh Bachchan, ‘Sultan’ with Vijay Deverakonda, and ‘Aadavaallu Meeku Johaarlu’ with Sharwanand.