"It's a new territory for me."
Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal, helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, will be released on December 1.
Two days before the film’s teaser will be released, the first look of Bobby Deol, who plays the antagonist, was unveiled.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to X (formerly Twitter) to share Bobby’s intense poster.
On September 26, 2023, he tweeted: “Bobby Deol: Animal teaser drops on September 28.
“Meet Animal ka enemy (Animal aka Ranbir Kapoor’s enemy): Bobby Deol…
“Animal stars Ranbir Kapoor. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal arrives in cinemas on December 1, 2023…”
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film was originally set to release on August 11, 2023.
This would have been the same date as Netflix’s Heart of Stone, which stars Ranbir’s wife Alia Bhatt.
If you thought Ranbir Kapoor’s rugged look teased the film’s action, Bobby, who is bruised and has his face covered with blood, manages to entice with his Animal poster.
The actor, dressed in a formal blue suit, appeared to ask someone to stay silent in his powerful first-look poster.
Earlier, first-look posters of Anil Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna were also unveiled by the makers.
Netizens took to social media to share their thoughts on Bobby Deol’s first-look poster.
One wrote: “Bobby is the only superstar in Animal.”
Another added: “Animal movie is looking so dangerous. Can’t wait to see Bobby with Ranbir!”
A third fan wrote: “Lord Bobby in negative avatar (fire emojis). Damn excited for junior Deol.”
Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios and Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures have backed Animal.
The film promises to portray Ranbir Kapoor in a never-before-seen avatar.
Animal is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who debuted with the 2017 Telugu hit film Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda.
The director remade the film in Hindi as Kabir Singh.
Starring Shahid Kapoor, it was one of the biggest hits of 2019.
Speaking about the upcoming film, Ranbir Kapoor told PTI: “It’s a new territory for me. It’s a crime drama and a father-son story.
“It’s something audiences don’t expect me to do. It has got shades of grey.”
“He is very alpha, again something I’m not. So, I’m looking forward to it.
“It is completely out of my comfort zone. As an actor, such challenges are important as it really shook me up.
“It made me work hard, and realise how inadequate I’m and how much I needed to work to reach a certain level.”