Anurag Kashyap claims Animal was slammed because people’s favorite Ranbir Kapoor played bad guy

Ranbir Kapoor’s 2023 film Animal is one of the most talked about movies of recent times. The movie was helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and also starred Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Triptii Dimri. Some netizens are not a fan of the sexist nature of the movie, many of the Bollywood celebrities also called out the film for being “problematic.” However, Anurag Kashyap has supported the film.

In a conversation with Janice Sequeira, the filmmaker shares his theory over why Animal is so much hated by the audience. The real reason why people criticised the action thriller so much was because the bad guy was played by people’s favorite Ranbir Kapoor.

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“Why did the film become difficult? Because everybody’s favourite played the role, and he did it with all his conviction rather than being politically correct or, diplomatically correct, or correct for a section of things. He went all out to play a person that was problematic all the way,” said the Bad Cop actor.

Meanwhile, Animal went on to become a hit at the box office. The makers have also planned a sequel Animal Park.