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Animal emerges as box office success with Rs 236 cr in 2 days


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Ranbir Kapoor’s violent crime drama Animal has raised Rs 236 crore gross at the global box office, the makers said on Sunday.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame, Animal released on Friday in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
Production banner T-Series shared the two-day collection of the family crime drama, which was given A certificate by the CBFC ahead of its release.
“Rewriting the script of success. 2-day worldwide gross Rs 236 crore,” T-Series posted on X.
The pan-India movie also features Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Triptii Dimri.
It showcases a violent world set against the backdrop of a troubled relationship between Ranbir’s Ranvijay Singh and his father Balbir Singh, played by Anil Kapoor.
Animal is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios and Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures.
Bobby learnt sign language to play mute villain
Bobby is ecstatic with the appreciation he is getting for his portrayal of a menacing mute antagonist in his latest release Animal, something which he said was not easy and for which he had to learn sign language to make it look authentic.
Asked how much it tested him as an actor to play a chaotic and menacing mute antagonist, Bobby said: “I wanted to play a character which was out of my comfort zone. I want it to be more challenging because it brings the best out of a person and I think that’s what happened me.”
He said he was stunned when director Vanga told him he had no lines in the film.
“When Sandeep said that your character is mute, I was like ‘What? I am not allowed to speak… I mean everyone likes the way I speak’ and he said ‘Yes, but I want this character to be mute’ I was like ok,” Bobby recounted.
The actor, who is getting all the love for his performance and his perfectly-chiseled physique in the film, did not mince words when he said he was “nervous”.
“I didn’t know how ill go about it but it made it more exciting and challenging for me. For 1 month I learnt sign language and it really helped.”
His hard work paid off, quite literally.
“I did not want it to look like it was not part of my body language and I was speaking in sign language so it was fun and somewhere it made people notice my work even more because it was challenging,” said the son of Bollywood veteran star Dharmendra.
Praising the director and his co-star Ranbir, Bobby said: “It was fun and I enjoyed every moment of being on the set of ‘Animal’. I just love Sandeep Vanga Reddy, he’s just an awesome director and I love Ranbir, he’s a magical actor.”
“He’s so grounded even though he is such a big star. He makes you feel special when you are working with him. He’s so normal, it’s amazing working with him,” he concluded. (Agencies)


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