“Bollywood and Ranbir Kapoor helped me ‘evolve’ as an actor”: Rashmika Mandanna

Rashmika Mandanna opened up about her experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor in their upcoming film Animal. She lauded her co-star Ranbir and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga.

Rashmika in Bollywood

After proving her talent in the South belt, actress Rashmika Mandanna has now become a known name in the Hindi film industry as well. After making her debut with the OTT release Goodbye, the Puspa actress is all set to star in two upcoming Bollywood films, titled Mission Majnu, and Animal.


While Mission Majnu will be released on Netflix, Rashmika will make her first Hindi theatre release with Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal. Speaking of Animal, Rashmika Mandanna opened up about her experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga in the film.

Rashmika’s thoughts about ‘Animal’ the film

Speaking about her big screen debut with Animal, Rashmika told Bollywood Bubble, “For me, I think what is happening after shooting a Bollywood film is that it has made me realize a couple of things as an actor. It helped me evolve and I think my choices of films are going to be different. I think the way I’m going to perform (in Animal) is going to be different. Because, this is all the influence of me working so closely with Sandeep sir, RK, and Anil sir in fact.”

The 26-year-old further added, “I tell you I’m so excited about Animal and how. Like, I’m having a blast. It’s amazing how when you genuinely are excited about something it comes out in your work. And, you’re constantly just thinking about the shoot and you’re thinking about what are the different ways of doing a scene.”


Concluding her take, the actress said, “This is something I learned in Animal. Like, there can never be one way of showing sadness. There are four, five, six, and seven ways of showing sadness. So, you try all those. And which fits your bucket the best, is what you choose.”

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Animal is a crime drama that promises to cast Ranbir Kapoor in a never-before-seen role. Apart from Ranbir, the crime thriller also features some notable actors such as Bobby Deol, Tripti Dimri, and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film will also be released in Southern India languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil along with Hindi on August 11 this year.

Meanwhile, Besides Animal, Rashmika Mandanna also has Mission Majnu with Sidharth Malhotra and Varisu with Vijay.