Mahesh Babu hails 'Animal' actor Ranbir Kapoor as 'best actor of India'; latter chants 'Jai Babu' with warmth

'Animal' promotional event in Hyderabad witnessed southern superstar Mahesh Babu showering accolades on Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

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In a heartwarming display of camaraderie and mutual admiration, the Animal promotional event in Hyderabad witnessed southern superstar Mahesh Babu showering accolades on Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. Mahesh took the stage on Monday night, unequivocally declaring Ranbir as the 'best actor of India.'

Expressing his fandom for Ranbir, Mahesh Babu shared, “I have told him before when I met him but I don't think he took that seriously. I am a huge Ranbir Kapoor fan, and in my opinion, he is the best actor in India.” The words echoed in the venue, drawing a smile and a hint of emotion from Ranbir himself, surrounded by the entire team of the film.

When the mic passed into Ranbir's hands, the actor reciprocated the warmth by acknowledging Mahesh's status as the first superstar he ever encountered. He reminisced about messaging Mahesh after watching 'Okkadu' and expressed gratitude for the reply, concluding with a spirited chant, "Jai Babu, Jai Babu." The exchange showcased a genuine connection between two stars, each recognizing the other's talent and influence in the realm of Indian cinema.

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Adding to the chorus of appreciation, renowned filmmaker SS Rajamouli, present at the event, declared Ranbir Kapoor as his favorite actor without hesitation. In a playful challenge, he prompted Ranbir to choose between collaborating with him and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Ranbir's choice leaned towards Vanga, further emphasizing the camaraderie between the stars.

As the promotional event unfolded, Ranbir Kapoor exhibited a gesture of deep respect by touching SS Rajamouli's feet, underscoring the humility that accompanies his stardom.

'Animal,' the much-anticipated film helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, features Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Rashmika Mandanna in pivotal roles. With a runtime of 3 hours and 21 minutes, the film is set to captivate audiences in multiple languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. As the clock ticks down to its release on December 1, 'Animal' promises a cinematic spectacle.

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