Ranbir Kapoor says father Rishi Kapoor was the reference for his Animal role | Bollywood


Actor Ranbir Kapoor on Thursday at the trailer launch of his upcoming action thriller film Animal revealed that his fierce role in the film reminded him of his late father Rishi Kapoor. He revealed that the Bobby actor was a reference for him to play the relentless titular role in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s film. (Also Read: Twitter has a lot of feelings about that showdown between Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in Animal trailer)

Ranbir Kapoor says his Animal role reminded him of Rishi Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor says his Animal role reminded him of Rishi Kapoor

What Ranbir said

During the trailer launch event in New Delhi, Ranbir remembered his father late actor Rishi Kapoor and said, “Whenever I met Sandeep Reddy Vanga, I always told him to give me a reference. I have never heard or felt like this. I think eventually subconsciously, I thought of my father, the way he used to speak, he was a very passionate and aggressive man.”

Both Rishi and Ranbir have maintained that they weren’t best buddies as father and child and had a restrained relationship. The two of them have worked together in Abhinav Kashyap’s 2013 cop comedy dud Besharam, which also starred Ranbir’s mother Neetu Kapoor. Rishi died due to cancer in 2020.

Ranbir in Animal trailer

In the trailer, Ranbir is seen in a completely fierce avatar and in obsessive love for his father. The 3-minute-32-second trailer hinted that Ranbir’s character has turned into a fierce because of his violent upbringing during his younger age. Ranbir’s character is protective and obsessive about his father’s love. He is seen threatening everybody who comes in the way of his love for his father.

The star cast of the film, Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Bobby Deol, along with producer Bhushan Kumar and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga arrived at the trailer launch of the film in Delhi and were seen twinning in black outfits.

Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal also stars Anil Kapoor in a key role. Animal showcases a story about a father-son relationship, played by Anil and Ranbir Kapoor.

Rashmika Mandanna will be Ranbir’s love interest while Bobby Deol plays the antagonist in the film, who makes a stylish yet menacing appearance in the trailer.

Animal is all set to hit the theatres on December 1 and will be released in 5 languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.

Animal will be facing a big Bollywood clash with Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming film Sam Bahadur.Β 

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