Actor Rashmika Mandanna recently shared insights about her impactful scene in the blockbuster film ‘Animal’ where she slapped Ranbir Kapoor’s character, Ranvijay. During an interview with Pinkvilla, Rashmika revealed that the intense scene, shot in a single take, left her in tears even after the shot was over.
“The whole sequence was one take because there was a lot of moving. It wasn’t predictable. I didn’t know what I was going to do. Sandeep told me just to feel how a person in this situation would feel. I remember only this. I don’t remember anything between the action and the cut. My brain was just going blank,” Rashmika explained to Pinkvilla.
After the scene concluded, Rashmika was still immersed in the emotions and continued to cry. She even went up to Ranbir and asked if he was okay. Despite the intense nature of the scene, Rashmika expressed gratitude for the experience, saying, “We finished that sequence in half a day. I loved it, and at that moment I realized that this is the high of being an actor. People don’t write sequences like this every time. I am so glad that I did this movie and this sequence. I was surprised with myself.”
In ‘Animal’, Rashmika portrayed the character of Ranbir’s wife in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial. The film depicts Vijay (portrayed by Ranbir) as an anti-hero who is willing to do anything, even resort to violence, to shield his father. Despite his relentless efforts, he faces the challenge of gaining approval from his emotionally distant father, played by Anil Kapoor. ‘Animal’ has already achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the Rs 500 crore mark at the Indian box office.
In another interview with Pinkvilla, Rashmika opened up about her character and the impact of the film’s emotional and intense scenes. She expressed her joy and surprise at being able to showcase her acting abilities in such a powerful sequence.
1. What is the movie Animal about?
‘Animal’ is centered around a man’s troubled relationship with his father. The film depicts Vijay (portrayed by Ranbir) as an anti-hero who is willing to do anything, even resort to violence, to shield his father. He goes to extreme lengths, even using a machine gun to take down 200 people. Despite his relentless efforts, he faces the challenge of gaining approval from his emotionally distant father, played by Anil Kapoor.
2. What role did Rashmika Mandanna play in Animal?
Rashmika portrayed the role of Ranbir’s wife in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial.
3. How did Rashmika Mandanna react after the intense scene in Animal?
After the scene concluded, Rashmika was still in the moment and continued to cry even after the shot was done. She even went up to Ranbir and asked if he was okay.
Rashmika Mandanna’s revelation about the behind-the-scenes emotions of filming the intense sequence in ‘Animal’ gives viewers a deeper understanding of the dedication and emotional investment that actors put into their roles. As the film continues to make waves at the box office, Rashmika’s performance has been widely praised, adding to her growing reputation as a versatile and talented actor in the Indian film industry.