‘Animal’: Ranbir Kapoor’s Fear of Bobby Deol Revealed

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28th January 2024: In 2023, ‘Animal’ emerged as one of the year’s successful films, grabbing attention for both its triumphs and controversies. Despite facing criticism for intimate scenes and toxic portrayals of women, the film stood out, with Bobby Deol’s portrayal of the antagonist gaining notable acclaim. Bobby, though having limited screen time, left a lasting impression, particularly in a gripping fight scene with Ranbir Kapoor that garnered widespread applause.

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, ‘Animal’ features a climactic encounter between Bobby Deol and Ranbir Kapoor, where their characters, Abrar and Ranvijay, engage in a fierce fight. In a recent interview with Netflix India, Ranbir Kapoor disclosed that he experienced genuine fear during this intense scene. The surprising revelation came when Bobby, during the fight sequence, removed his shirt, creating an intimidating atmosphere that genuinely scared Ranbir.

Explaining the dynamic, Ranbir Kapoor clarified that Bobby’s physical presence and the intensity of the fight scene, coupled with the unexpected shirt removal, contributed to his genuine apprehension. This revelation sheds light on the behind-the-scenes dynamics that added an extra layer of authenticity to the impactful confrontation between the two characters.

In addition to the noteworthy performances by Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol, ‘Animal’ featured Rashmika Mandanna, Tripti Dimri, and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film, released in theaters on December 1, 2023, proved to be a box office success, amassing a total business of Rs 556 crore in the domestic market. Now, the movie has made its way to the OTT platform Netflix, offering viewers a chance to experience the gripping narrative and performances at their convenience.