In a recent turn of events, renowned Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has extended a heartfelt apology to Parineeti Chopra with a sincere “Mujhe maaf karo” (forgive me). The unexpected gesture has created a ripple of curiosity and speculation within the industry and among fans. Join us as we unravel the details of this unexpected apology, exploring the context and reactions that have sparked a wave of discussions about reconciliation in the dynamic world of Bollywood collaborations.
Why Sandeep Reddy Vanga apologised
In Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s “Animal,” Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna join forces for the first time. However, it’s interesting to note that Parineeti Chopra was the initial choice for the film. The director disclosed this information in a conversation with Komal Nahta, mentioning that Parineeti initially felt disappointed about his decision.
“Actually, galti mera hi hai. I said, ‘Ho sake toh maaf karo mujhe (It’s my fault. I told her to forgive me).’ I signed her (Parineeti Chopra) one and a half years before the shoot and for some reason, I didn’t see Geetanjali in her. Kuch kuch characters kuch kuch logo ko set nahi hota hai (Some things are not meant to be),” said Sandeep.
Parineeti in Kabir Singh
He further added, “Main kabhi audition main believe nahi karta (I don’t believe in auditions). I go with my instinct only. That I know. From day one I have liked her acting and I always wanted to cast her as Preeti also in Kabir Singh but hua nahi uss time (it did not work out). That’s long due. I always wanted to work with her. I told her and she also knows that. I told her, ‘Sorry, nothing is bigger than the film. So I’m taking this decision and going ahead with another artist.’ She felt bad but she understood why I was saying that.”
Ranbir Kapoor takes on the role of Ranvijay in “Animal,” where Rashmika, also known as Geetanjali, portrays his girlfriend, whom he marries and has children with. Anil Kapoor assumes the character of his father, while Triptii Dimri depicts Ranbir’s extramarital affair. Bobby Deol, playing the primary antagonist, aims to bring Ranvijay down following the demise of his brother.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics and a portion of the audience, “Animal” has emerged as one of the most commercially successful films of 2023. Released on December 1, it has recently surpassed the ₹500 crore mark at the Indian box office. Sandeep Reddy Vanga recently confirmed a sequel titled “Animal Park.” Reports suggest that in the next installment, Ranbir will play a double role.