Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Animal released in the theatres last year. Despite mixed reviews, Animal created a storm at the box office. Rashmika played the role of Geetanjali, the wife of Ranbir Kapoor’s character Ranvijay in the film. While her performance was loved by the audiences, some felt that her character didn’t do much justice against the misogyny in the film. Now, in a recent interview, Rashmika defended her character in Ranbir Kapoor starrer.
Speaking to Times Now, Rashmika said, “My character in the film was written that way. I am an actor bringing the director’s imagination alive. So, everything that we actors do on set or everything we do in the film is actually what the director’s imagination is, right? So, you do as they say. If it’s any little expression or reaction that the director doesn’t like, he does another take. It’s teamwork.”
She added, “So, we can’t be like, ‘Ok, this is what you have done and you know you’re influencing girls in the wrong way.’ I will do that character many times over and it should be given to me because I feel like she is truly strong and she is truly a woman that I have heard stories of. I know a lot of Indian women who are like that. So, I just wanted to do this character and I wanted to do it with full purity. I wanted to do it whole-heartedly. I think as an actor, I have done my bit.”
Animal also starred Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Triptii Dimri. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal Park, the sequel to Animal is on the cards.