Rashmika Mandanna, Ranbir Kapoor, Animal
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Parineeti Chopra had signed Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal last year. However, the actress opted out of the movie to star in Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming movie Chamkila. Now, according to recent reports, Rashmika Mandanna has replaced Parineeti and she will essay the female lead in the movie now.

According to a report in Pinkvilla, the makers wanted a fresh cast and they think that Rashmika and Ranbir will set the screens on fire with their chemistry. “Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Reddy Vanga felt that Rashmika fits the bill to the T. They wanted a fresh cast, rather than repeating the pairing of RK with another actress. The duo feels that both RK and Rashmika will set the screen on fire with their chemistry in Animal. The two share an interesting dynamic in the film.”


In Animal, Rashmika will be the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s wife. The shooting of the film will kickstart in September, after the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actor wraps up the yet untitled Luv Ranjan rom-com with Shraddha Kapoor. However, an official confirmation is yet to be made.

Meanwhile, Rashmika is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Mission Majnu which also stars Sidharth Malhotra. It is scheduled to be released on 10 June 2022. Next, she will feature Goodbye featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta. She is also slated to be a part of the sequel of Pushpa: The Rule with Allu Arjun.

Whereas, Ranbir is currently awaiting the release of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy. The Sanju actor also has Karan Malhotra’s period adventure film Shamshera, alongside Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.

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