‘Don’t ever give me any role’ Kangana Ranaut refuses to work with Sandeep Reddy Vanga after he praises her

In one of his latest interviews, Sandeep Reddy Vanga claimed that Kangana Ranaut’s negative comment about Animal did not make him feel ‘bad’

Kangana Ranaut has rejected working with Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who admired her performance and expressed an interest in collaborating with her.

In one of his recent interviews, Vanga stated that he admired Kangana’s performances in films such as Queen and Tanu Weds Manu.

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On Tuesday, Kangana used her official X account to re-share a little footage of Vanga’s interview, in which he professed his wish to work with her. However, Kangana respectfully declined any parts and stated that she does not intend to associate with him on any project.

Kangana wrote in Hindi, “Review and criticism are not the same; every kind of art should be reviewed and discussed; it is a normal thing. The way Sandeep Ji showed respect towards me by smiling at my review, it can be said that he not only makes manly films, his attitude is also manly. Thank you, sir.”

The actress further added, “But please don’t ever give me any role; otherwise, your alpha male heroes will become feminists, and then your films will also be beaten. You make blockbusters; the film industry needs you.”

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In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Vanga revealed that Kangana’s negative review of Animal does not make him feel ‘bad.’ He said, “If I get a chance, if I feel she will fit into it, I will go and narrate the story. I have seen a lot of her films, and I like her performances. So if she is giving a negative comment about Animal, I don’t mind. I don’t get angry also.”

He added, “If Kangana has done the same thing that is anti-misogyny in films or if she is commenting on that, I will say, ‘Hey, listen, you should also check yourself.’ But I don’t remember what she has done in response to what she has commented on Animal. I genuinely liked her performance in Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, and so many other films.”

Last month, Kangana responded to a fan on X who inquired why her film Tejas didn’t go well, without mentioning any films.

In a note, she wrote, “Paid negativity for my films is overwhelming. I have been fighting hard so far but even audiences are encouraging women beating films where they are treated like sex objects and asked to lick shoes, this is deeply discouraging for someone who has been dedicating her life for woman empowerment films, might shift career in coming years, want to give best years of my life to something worthwhile.”

Her remark was an apparent dig at Animal, in which Ranbir Kapoor’s character is seen asking Tripti Dimri’s character Zoya to lick his shoe.

Animal sparked various debates after its release, owing mostly to Ranbir’s character, Ranvijay, who was depicted as a self-proclaimed “alpha male”. The film was panned by both critics and audiences, with many accusing it of encouraging misogyny, violence, and toxic masculinity.

Animal also features Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, and others. It debuted in theatres on December 1 and is currently available on an OTT platform.