Did You Know: Rashmika Mandanna Was Not First Choice To Play Lead Opposite Ranbir Kapoor In 'Animal'

'Animal', starring Ranbir Kapoor, is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2023, but did you know this fact about the Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directorial?

Entertainment Desk
Written By: Entertainment Desk
Updated: October 01, 2023 | 11:00 IST
Rashmika and Ranbir Kapoor
'Animal', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2023.

The internet cannot stop talking about Ranbir Kapoor and his upcoming movie 'Animal'. The new Hindi movie will be releasing in theatres on December 1, 2023, and the star cast includes Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Triptii Dimri. Earlier this week, the teaser of 'Animal' was unveiled on the occasion of Ranbir Kapoor's birthday, and boy, oh boy, did it pack a punch? 

As soon as teaser was unveiled to the world, fans were bowled over by the menacing look Ranbir Kapoor gave to the character of Rashmika Mandanna. 'Animal', is a gangster action drama so it needs to be seen what part Rashmika Mandanna is playing in the new Hindi movie. 

So far, we just know that Rashmika Mandanna is playing the character of Geetanjali in 'Animal'. But did you know, that the 'Mission Majnu' actress was not the first choice to play the main lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the movie.

Yes, you heard that right! When the movie was announced, Parineeti Chopra was announced as the main lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor. However, the actress who recently got married to Raghav Chadha, decided to walk out of the film, and it was then that Rashmika Mandanna was roped in.

Earlier, while speaking to India Today, Parineeti Chopra had explained the reason behind leaving 'Animal'.

“It is a part and parcel of life and we all make choices. You make the choice that is right for you," Parineeti Chopra had said. 

'Animal' will be releasing in theatres across five languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam. The new Hindi movie is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, best known for helming the Telugu hit ‘Arjun Reddy’ and its blockbuster Hindi remake ‘Kabir Singh’. 

‘Animal’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios, and Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures.

The upcoming Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial will be Ranbir Kapoor’s second film of 2023 after his romantic comedy ‘Tu Jhooti Main Makkar’, which released on the occasion of Holi 2023 and also starred Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role.

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