Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga reveals Ranbir Kapoor’s stance on remakes, citing missed texts and the success of their film “Animal,” which continues to dominate the box office.
New Delhi, February 04, 2024: In a recent interview Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga shed light on his collaboration with Ranbir Kapoor for their successful venture, “Animal.” The duo’s partnership marked their first film together, and it has been making waves at the box office. Interestingly, Ranbir Kapoor had been aware of Vanga’s work since his debut film, “Arjun Reddy.”
Despite reaching out to Vanga via SMS after the release of “Arjun Reddy,” Ranbir Kapoor faced a common modern woe – his message went unnoticed. Vanga explained, “He (Ranbir Kapoor) SMSed me. Ever since WhatsApp has come, the habit of checking SMS has gone. I stopped checking SMS because everyone uses WhatsApp. Ranbir actually showed me the message also, I think.”
When questioned about the possibility of Ranbir Kapoor featuring in the Hindi remake of “Kabir Singh,” Vanga swiftly responded, “No, Ranbir very clearly said that he wouldn’t do a remake. So, I knew.” This revelation gives insight into the actor’s selective choices and his refusal to tread the path of remakes.
“Animal,” starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, and Bobby Deol, has stirred discussions for its controversial portrayal of violence and misogyny. Despite facing criticism for its content, the film has become a commercial success, raking in an impressive Rs 563.3 crore at the global box office within a week.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s journey from “Arjun Reddy” to “Kabir Singh” and now “Animal” has solidified his position as one of the most influential filmmakers in the country. The success of “Animal” reflects not only on the captivating storytelling but also on Vanga’s resilience and dedication to his craft.