Bhumi Pednekar talks about hyper-masculine narrative in Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal
Bhumi Pednekar recently shared her views about Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal.
Published: Friday,Feb 09, 2024 14:01 PM GMT-07:00
Despite its undeniable success at the box office, helmed by acclaimed director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, "Animal" has faced backlash from some quarters for its portrayal of masculinity and character dynamics, leading to accusations of misogyny. This critique has been echoed by numerous voices, including several prominent celebrities who have publicly shared their views on the film.
Most recently, Bhumi Pednekar, known for her versatile roles, including her latest outing in Bhakshak, joined the discourse during an interview with The Lallantop.
While acknowledging that she had watched "Animal," Pednekar expressed her personal distaste for what she termed "hyper-masculine films." She emphasized her preference for genres like romantic comedies, highlighting a broader trend in cinematic tastes.
Pednekar's comments underscored a fundamental tension in the relationship between filmmakers and audiences. While acknowledging the filmmaker's right to self-expression, she emphasized the importance of what audiences glean from cinematic narratives, posing a challenge to both creators and viewers alike.
"Animal," directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, made its theatrical debut on December 1, 2023, and has since found a new audience on the streaming platform Netflix. Featuring a star-studded cast including Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Triptii Dimri,