Following the enormous commercial success of Kabir Singh, Sandeep Reddy Vanga is preparing for the release of his upcoming flick ‘Animal’. Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Triptii Dimri are among the talented actors in the film. Despite the fact that the film was made in Hindi, the filmmaker apparently intended to create it in Telugu, with a popular superstar as the major protagonist.
According to reports, Sandeep Reddy Vanga had Mahesh Babu in mind for ‘Animal’ at first. However, the ‘Dookudu’ star declined the idea, prompting the director to remake the film in Hindi with Ranbir Kapoor. According to reports, Mahesh Babu even met with ‘Arjun Reddy's’ director in the hopes of a prospective cooperation, but their meeting did not come to fruition.
The reason for the alleged collaboration not taking off is said to be Mahesh’s hesitance in doing a film that dealt with such a dark subject. Apparently, the actor felt that the film’s intense and rather dark theme would not connect with his primary audience. Therefore, Mahesh Babu felt that the film was too dark for both his taste and his audience’s taste.
Now that the teaser for Animal has been released, it makes sense why Mahesh said no to the film. If one may note, the actor has never ventured into dark territories in the recent past, and ‘Animal’ promises to be gritty and dark.
According to reports, when Sandeep Reddy Vanga presented ‘Animal’ to Mahesh Babu, the film was named ‘Devil’. The title of the film has changed since then. There has been a lot of buzz around Animal, and Rashmika Mandanna, Mahesh Babu's Sarileru Neekevvaru co-star, is also in it.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga expressed his respect for Mahesh Babu on social media, adding, “I worked on an ad film with Mahesh. It was a one-day schedule. He was extremely focused. I like the way he spoke to us when he was saying something. And I also met him four to five times at several events. He is good-looking, and he carries himself with ease. He is beyond what he seems to be, and I told Mahesh sir this. His mannerisms are unique, and we don’t see them in his films; he is something else. That factor fascinates me more than what he has done in films to date. We will work together for sure very soon.”