"The only reason is the quality."
Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal has now received a new release date after being postponed.
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.
Taking to Twitter, Sandeep revealed why the action-thriller’s release date was pushed back.
In a video, he explained that delays were due to post-production additions.
Sandeep said: “Why we are not able to release the film on August 11?
“The only reason is the quality.
“It might sound like a generic answer, generic reply but the fact is only quality… For example, there are seven songs in the film, when seven songs multiply into five languages it becomes 35 songs.
“35 songs, different set of lyricists, different set of singers, it’s going to take a little more time than what I actually planned for.
“I have lately realised or else I wouldn’t have released the pre-teaser.
“Thank you so much for the pre-teaser response.
“A few of them said it will not be in the film but it will be there in the film, it is a cut out of the film episode.”
Speaking about the songs, Sandeep continued:
“Coming back to the songs, the kind of lyrical value that we have achieved in Hindi I need to give the same kind of lyrical value in all different languages.
“For that, I really need to spend energy, time to get into all different languages.
“When it gets released in all different languages, I don’t want to give the feeling that it’s a Hindi-dubbed Tamil film, Hindi-dubbed Telugu film.
“It has to be like the regional cinema.”
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He also revealed Animal‘s new release date.
“For that, we are taking time and there is no other reason. The favourable date we have found is December 1st this year.”
Calling it a “big one”, Sandeep added that Animal will be released in theatres with the “best quality in terms of video, audio”.
The new release date means Animal will go up against Sam Bahadur and Fukrey 3 at the box office.
A biopic of former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army Sam Manekshaw, Sam Bahadur stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead role.
Meanwhile, Fukrey 3 will see Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma reprise their roles.
Sandeep ended the video by saying:
“Come to theatres on December 1 to watch Ranbir Kapoor’s universal form.”