Sandeep Reddy Vanga has given a masterpiece that has become a cult favorite in no time. The movie “Animal” has become the town’s talk for several reasons. The buzz around “Animal” seems to continue even after its release.
misogynistic elements to bloodcurdling massacre scenes, the movie has engendered various debates and controversies. But one reason that has caused all the uproar is the kissing scene between Ranbir and Bobby Deol. Though the scene was deleted in the final cut that made it into theaters, it is supposed to be included in the OTT cut.
Actor Bobby Deol revealed that the script initially included a scene where his character kisses Ranbir. This occurred during their climactic fight sequence. Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga ultimately removed the scene, likely due to concerns about the film’s already long runtime. “
Bobby Deol has hinted that the deleted kiss scene might surface in the film’s OTT version on Netflix. This could be a way to overcome all theatrical limitations and enjoy the full vision of the director.
startling performances of all cast members, namely Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, and Triptii Dimri, have impressed the audience, which is quite visible in the whopping box office collection of ₹772.17 crore. Bobby’s character might have limited screen time, but he has made a profound impact.
Bobby’s character, Abrar, and Ranbir’s character, Ranvijay, had a kissing scene, which the director later edited. But it might not be the steamy, hot kissing scene, but just a bond that two cousins shared.
Offering context, Bobby Deol shared how Sandeep Reddy Vanga explained the scene to him.
Referring to the scene, Bobby shared Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s vision. He said, “
There are these two brothers; they want to kill each other, but there’s a love that they have for each other. I’m going to shoot the climax sequence with a song playing in the background, which is about love,” Bobby Deol quoted Sandeep as saying. “He said, ‘You’re fighting, and you suddenly kiss him, and then you don’t give up, and he kills you.’ But he removed the kiss. There was a kiss. I think it might come on the uncut Netflix version,” Bobby Deol revealed, adding, “After saying all this, he said, ‘You’re mute’.”
Deol further added, “
Both their families love each other. We are family. There is love for each other’s brothers. But that moment was also Sandeep’s idea. We were doing the fight sequence, practicing for it, and then he said, ‘You know what Bobby, I want you to punch him and lie on top of him’. It was more about me being powerful. Obviously, the hero always wins in the end. And the shot of me unzipping, it was his idea. He brings that alpha thing to every character.”
Deol has not been seen in movies for a long time, but his comeback is commendable. Moreover, his humble and cordial attitude towards his co-stars has always been praised. On the platform of News 18, he expressed admiration for Ranbir by saying,
“Ranbir’s an amazing guy. I love him. I’ve worked with a lot of actors. But he gave me a lot of respect. He’s a superstar, and despite that, he dragged me with him everywhere he went to promote the film. No one does that. Everybody just wants to steal the limelight. But he’s not like that. He has no insecurities. He’s a gem of a guy. What’s similar between us is that we’re both very family-oriented. We both come from film families, and we know what it means to be a part of the industry. That connected us,” adding that he is a fan of Ranbir Kapoor’s craft.
Well, it will be interesting to see if the scene becomes available on OTT and how audiences react to it once they do.
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