It was recently reported that Parineeti Chopra will no longer be a part of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol. Since then, there has been speculation about the actress who has replaced Parineeti in this film. Rashmika Mandanna has been cast as the female lead in Animal.
“Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Reddy Vanga felt that Rashmika fits the bill to the T. They wanted a fresh cast, rather than repeating the pairing of RK with another actress. The duo feels that both RK and Rashmika will set the screen on fire with their chemistry in Animal. The two share an interesting dynamic in the film,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.
The film will see Rashmika in the role of Ranbir’s wife.
After Ranbir finishes the yet-to-be-titled Luv Ranjan rom-com, the shoot for this much-anticipated edge-of-your-seat drama is likely to begin this summer. Bhushan Kumar’s production company, T Series, is producing the film. In the future years, Ranbir Kapoor will be seen on the big screen on a regular basis. In July, he debuts with Shamshera, followed by the grandiose Brahmastra in September. The actor returns to the rom-com genre in 2023 with Luv Ranjan’s yet-to-be-titled Holi flick, followed by Animal in the second half of the year.