Makers of the film also released a minute-long video on Thursday of the title announcement, in which Ranbir Kapoor delivers a monologue from the film. Anil Kapoor, Deol, and Chopra also shared the title announcement video on social media.
Saal ki shuruwat, seeti marke honi chahiye! Presenting #Animal, starring #RanbirKapoor. Let the fun begin!https://t.co/LEeXwrdt8Q@AnilKapoor @ParineetiChopra @thedeol @imvangasandeep @VangaPranay #BhushanKumar #KrishanKumar @MuradKhetani @Cine1Studios @VangaPictures #TSeries
— T-Series (@TSeries) December 31, 2020
The film marks Ranbir Kapoor’s first collaboration with Vanga, who has earlier directed the hit 2017 Telugu film Arjun Reddy (starring Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey) and its Hindi remake Kabir Singh (starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani).
“During the pandemic, we all got some time to introspect and choose films that are close to our hearts. So, when Sandeep narrated the story, I grew close to the character and was immediately keen on doing the role. I’m a huge admirer of both of his movies and really looking forward to our creative collaboration,” Ranbir Kapoor said in a press release.
Animal’s story has been written by Vanga, who had earlier penned the scripts of both Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh.
Siddharth and Garima, who have earlier worked with Vanga in Kabir Singh, have written the dialogues for the upcoming film.
Animal will be produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Vanga’s brother Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures, and Murad Khetani’s Cine1Studios. The film marks the second collaboration between Vanga and Bhushan Kumar, who had earlier produced Kabir Singh.