Manushi Chhillar says she loves Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and would have loved to play this role in Animal

Miss World 2017 and actor Manushi Chhillar recently praised Sandeep Reddy Vanga and said she admired Rashmika Mandanna’s performance in Animal (2023). When asked in a Zoom interview about rumors that she would be offered a role in the film, she said she was unaware of it but wished she had known.

When asked which character she would have chosen between the roles of Rashmika Mandanna and Triptii Dimri if the rumors were true, Manushi said, “I love him (Sandeep Reddy Vanga). See, both are really interesting roles (Rashmika Mandanna and Triptii Dimri’s characters). But I loved Rashmika’s character because in this whole world where men were fighting each other, she really held her own.”

In Animal, Rashmika’s character Geetanjali is married to Vijay, played by Ranbir, while Triptii’s character Zoya has an affair with him. “She actually confronted a man. She held him responsible. She said I don’t care who you are, what you do outside and how dangerous you are. But you are my man, and I will hold you accountable. Her character had an arc. I thought that was a great opportunity, and she did a great job. So that’s a role I would have loved to play,” Manushi said.

After the massive success of Animal, Ranbir Kapoor fans are eagerly awaiting the film’s sequel Animal Park. However, it looks like they will have to wait a little longer for the movie. Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga recently attended an awards ceremony in Mumbai when he shared an exciting update about the film’s sequel, but revealed that shooting will not begin until 2026.

“This will be bigger and wilder than Animal,” Vanga said as quoted by E-Times, then added, “The film will start shooting in 2026.” Reportedly, Vicky Kaushal is being considered for a negative role in Animal Park.

Shreyanka Mazumdar

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first print: Apr 21, 2024 11:47 AM IST