Ever since the release of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead on December 1, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the film. in a new interview With The Lallantop, now actress Bhumi Pednekar gave her opinion on the A-rated film and said that every filmmaker has the right to “self-expression”. (Also read: Sandeep Reddy Vanga reveals that she showed Animal to her son, this is how she reacted)
What Bhumi Pednekar said
Bhumi Pednekar, whose latest release Bhakshak released on Netflix today, told The Lallantop in Hindi: “I watched Animal… par mujhe hypermasculine films mein maza hi nahi aata. Aur ye abhi se nahi, bohat pehle se hain.. .Hollywood ki bhi action movies hain na… mujhe na rom-com, agar mera genre pooche, mujhe woh movies zyada Pasand aati hai (I don’t like watching hyper-masculine movies. This is not something that has developed now, it never has). I’ve done I enjoyed those kinds of movies even before. Even in Hollywood, the kind of action movies… I like to watch romantic comedies as a genre).
The actor further defended the filmmaker’s position in making his film, adding: “I really believe that a film is the self-expression of a filmmaker, and that’s very important. But as an audience, what you learn from that self-expression… that’s the challenge.”
Animal emerged as a huge box office hit, but many stars have criticized the Ranbir Kapoor starrer for promoting misogyny and celebrating toxic masculinity. The film revolves around a man who returns from the United States after an attempted murder of his emotionally distant father. In an attempt to gain validation from him, the man goes on a rampage to take revenge on those who tried to kill his father.
The film stars Ranbir alongside Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor and Prem Chopra. The film premiered on Netflix on January 26.
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