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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 11:33 IST

Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal to have an extended cut for OTT release? Sandeep Reddy Vanga reveals

Sandeep Reddy Vanga, in a candid conversation with film trade analyst Komal Nahta, disclosed his plans for the OTT version of Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
Sandeep Reddy Vanga
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Sandeep Reddy Vanga, in a candid conversation with film trade analyst Komal Nahta, disclosed his plans for the OTT version of Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor. In a chat with film trade analyst Komal Nahta, the director expressed his disappointment with various aspects of the film, highlighting his intention to rectify and enhance certain elements for its Netflix release.

Identifying problems in the film

Upon watching the initial cut of the movie, Vanga identified several shortcomings that affected the overall quality. He pinpointed issues with the song sequences, makeup inconsistencies, and costume discrepancies in specific scenes. Additionally, he mentioned sound-related problems, attributing the issue to overseeing multiple language versions during the post-production process.

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Vanga admitted to staying in the mixing room for extended periods during the final stages of production due to the complexities encountered, especially regarding sound quality. For the OTT release, he revealed plans to address these concerns meticulously. The director mentioned re-editing certain sequences, adding additional shots from the same takes, and reinstating approximately 5-6 minutes of previously cut footage to improve the final version.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga | Image: X

 

Parineeti Chopra's casting decision explained

In an intriguing revelation with Pinkvilla, Vanga disclosed his previous intention to cast Parineeti Chopra in the film, a decision made well before the shoot commenced. However, he admitted that he couldn't visualize her as Geetanjali, citing a lack of suitability between the character and the actor. Reflecting on his past casting choices, the director admitted fault, acknowledging that certain roles might not align with particular actors' strengths.

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Vanga shared his history with Parineeti, expressing a desire to work with her since his earlier film, Kabir Singh. Regrettably, due to an inability to cast her in that role, he found himself in a similar situation with Animal. The director disclosed his conversation with Parineeti, expressing regret for the decision but asserting his commitment to the film's vision. Despite her disappointment, Parineeti understood Vanga's perspective and decision-making process.

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Sandeep Reddy Vanga's revelations shed light on the meticulous efforts undertaken to refine Animal for its OTT release. His commitment to rectifying the film's shortcomings and casting challenges showcases his dedication to delivering an enhanced cinematic experience for audiences, promising a renewed viewing experience upon its Netflix debut.

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 11:33 IST

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