After Kabir Singh, Taapsee Pannu slams Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal; says 'I wouldn't do it'

    Taapsee Pannu has taken a sharp dig at the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial Animal. She said that she would have never done a film like that. 

    Taapsee Pannu takes a dig at Animal

    Taapsee Pannu takes a dig at Animal

    The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial Animal indeed set the cash registers ringing at the box office but it has also led to some sharp criticism from some critics and also from the members of the fraternity. Courtesy, its violent content, and some scenes that were allegedly called out for promoting toxic misogyny. Now actress Taapsee Pannu has also taken a dig at the film and has openly said that she would have never done it. For the unversed, she had also slammed Sandeep’s previous controversial film Kabir Singh.

    In an interview with Youtuber Raj Shamani, Taapsee said, “Keeping the reality (of society) in mind, I need to exercise my power because Bollywood or being a star and actor gives you that soft power. And with power comes responsibility. So it is my opinion, and I am not one of those, who will tell XYZ actors that they should not do these films. They have their own choice; we are in a free country and we have a freedom of choice. I wouldn't do it (Animal) is what I am saying."

    Apart from this, the Pink actress also slammed the comparison of Animal with other films in Hollywood with similar subjects. She pointed out that people in India tend to get inspired by problematic characters shown in the film which does not happen in the West. She went on to say, “Lot of people told me too much about it (Animal). Look, I am not an extremist, so I agree to disagree to a lot of people... don't compare it to Hollywood and say 'If you liked Gone Girl, how can you not like Animal'? You are catering to a different audience. In Hollywood, people don't start copying actors' hairstyles from movies or using a film's line in real life. They also don't start stalking women after seeing it in a movie. But all this happens in our country. This is our reality. You cannot compare our film industries with Hollywood and say 'Why are these pseudos talking like this about Animal, when they can enjoy Gone Girl as an art'? Understand the difference.”

    Animal garnered more than Rs 912 crore worldwide and is hailed as one of the biggest blockbusters of the next year. The film starred Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles. Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dunki.