Animal stirs controversy for its explicit content, featuring sexual comments, demeaning treatment of women, and unchecked misogyny. Here is how Rashmika Mandanna feels about her character in the film.
From the sets of Animal.
Animal has been running successfully at the theatres for a week now. Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles, this adult-rated film details the life of a man named Ranvijay (played by Ranbir Kapoor) and his quest for justice over his father’s unfortunate business loss. Rashmika essays the role of Gitanjali – Ranvijay's wife – in the film. However, on his journey to seek justice, Ranvijay turns into a gangster with anger issues and a misogynistic mindset. This movie has earned over Rs 500 crores globally despite facing heavy backlash for its problematic storyline.
Rashmika Mandanna justifies Gitanjali’s character in Animal
Animal stirs controversy for its explicit content, sexual comments, harsh treatment of women, and unchecked misogyny. Here is how Rashmika Mandanna feels about her character in the film.
Penning a long note on microblogging site X this evening, Rashmika said, “Gitanjali, If I were to describe her in a sentence… it would be the only force at home holding her family together. She is pure, real, unfiltered, strong and raw... At times as an actor, I would question some of Gitanjali’s actions... And I remember my director telling me - this was their story... Ranvijay’s and Gitanjali’s... it was their love and passion, their families and their lives - this is who they are...”
“In a world full of all violence, hurt, and unbearable pain - Gitanjali would bring peace trust, and calm... She would pray to her Gods to keep her husband and her kids safe... She was the rock that weathered all the storms... She would do anything in her power for the sake of her family. Gitanjali is absolutely beautiful in my eyes, and in some ways, she is like most women who are standing strong and protecting their families day in and day out... Happy one week to us #Animal team Guys,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, the controversy surrounding the release of Animal has reached the Indian Parliament. Opposition MPs have demanded a justification from the Censor Board in the matter.