Ranbir Kapoor, who is known for his versatile and impactful performances, has reportedly taken a pay cut for his upcoming film Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame. The actor, who usually charges around Rs 70 crore per film, has agreed to reduce his fee by more than half to support the producers Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who faced some challenges due to the delays in post-production and the rising costs of the film.
According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor is charging an upfront fee of Rs 30-35 crore for Animal, which is a gangster drama revolving around a troubled father-son relationship. The actor will get a share the profits of the film, if it does well at the box office. The amount of money that Ranbir Kapoor has foregone has been invested in enhancing the production value of the film, which is set to release in theatres on December 1, 2023, in five languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.
Animal also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Tripti Dimri in pivotal roles. The teaser of the film was released recently on Ranbir Kapoor’s birthday and received a positive response from the audience. The teaser showed Ranbir Kapoor’s character having a conversation with Rashmika Mandanna’s character about having children and his strained relationship with his father, played by Anil Kapoor. The teaser also featured Bobby Deol in a bare-chested avatar, which impressed many fans.
Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal Teaser Is Out, Netizens Call It Blockbuster!
The teaser is over 2 minutes 22 seconds long and provides an insight into Ranbir’s tough character. The movie also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tripti Dimri in pivotal roles.
The teaser portrays Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Rashmika Mandanna acing their respective roles. The intriguing teaser will make you experience a “father-son bond carved in blood”. While the actors seem to be impeccable in their performances in the teaser, the cinematography also seems to be on point.
The teaser of Animal, has received a variety of reactions from fans. “Kya teaser tha bhaiii ranbir (What a teaser, Ranbir)”, “excited” and “fantastic”, read the comments of fans as they seem to be elated to welcome Animal on the big screen soon.
“WHOA!!! #ANIMAL — WHAT A TEASER! #RanbirKapoor is in BEAST MODE! It was truly worth the wait! Can’t wait to watch this one! #SandeepReddyVanga back with RK and this combo is sure to explode box office!” One fan said.
Another fan tweeted, “This was a perfect tease, apart from the father-son relationship, we know nothing about the story, the motives & Lord Bobby. Ranbir as a gangster is what all the fans were craving for. Mass entertainment with substance is what I expect from #animal.”
Meanwhile, the teaser had left another fan going gaga over it as he tweeted pouring praises on Ranbir Kapoor and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The tweet read, “#AnimalTeaser looks good #SandeepReddyVanga has kept the teaser very edgy and cut the trailer very smartly he hasn’t shown much violence here which is main element of the film but focused on character as well #RanbirKapoor looking massy a perfect bday gift for his fans.”
Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most bankable actors in Bollywood and has delivered some memorable hits such as Barfi, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Sanju and Rockstar. However, his post-pandemic theatrical track record has been mixed, with films like Shamshera and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar failing to impress the audience, while Brahmastra doing the only hit film but it was made on a massive budget. Animal is expected to be Ranbir Kapoor‘s biggest post-pandemic grosser and showcase his true potential as a star-actor.
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