Animal Movie Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga Responds to Kiran Rao’s Stalking Claims
In a recent interview, Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga addressed criticism from Kiran Rao, who had previously condemned certain films for normalizing the stalking of women on screen. Without explicitly naming Kiran, Vanga commented, “Some people don’t understand what they are saying.”
Sandeep Reddy Vanga Calls Out Kiran Rao’s Comment on Kabir Singh Promoting Misogyny: ‘Jaake Aamir Khan Ko Pucho’
Sandeep Reddy Vanga took aim at a criticism by Aamir Khan’s ex-wife, Kiran Rao, in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar. Sandeep said that she should take note of Aamir’s film instead and shared how, in Dil, his character even threatens a female character with rape but ends up falling in love at the end.
What Sandeep Reddy Vanga Said
Speaking to Dainik Bhaskar, Sandeep Reddy Vanga addressed the criticism by Aamir’s ex-wife Kiran Rao without taking her name. He said in Hindi, “Today morning, my AD showed me an article. It is of the second ex-wife of a superstar. She is saying that films like Bahubaali 2 and Kabir Singh promote misogyny and stalking. I think she does not know the difference between stalking and approaching. When people read these things out of context, they tend to agree. This is entirely wrong.”
He further added that he fails to understand the criticism and said, “Main kehna chahunga uss aurat ko ki jaake Aamir Khan ko pucho ‘Khambe jaisi khadi hai, Ladki hai ya fuljari hai’ woh kya tha? Then come back to me. That is, matlab, if you remember Dil, almost rape attempt tak leke jaake usko ehsaas jatata hai ki isne galat kiya. Aur usko pyar ho jata hai. Yeh sab kya hai? (I would like to say to that woman, ‘Go ask Aamir Khan, ‘Is she like a pillar, a girl, or a firecracker?’ What was that?” Then come back to me. If you remember Dil, he almost creates the situation towards an attempted rape, and it makes her realise that she was wrong. She ultimately falls in love. What is all this?) I don’t understand why they attack like that before checking the surroundings.”
Animal: The Story
Animal tells the story of a man who returns from the US post an assassination attempt on his emotionally distant father. In a bid to win his validation, the man goes on a rampage to take revenge on those who tried to kill his father. The film also stars Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, and Shakti Kapoor.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga Expresses His Desire to Work with SRK
Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the director of Animal, expressed his keen interest in working with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Sandeep revealed in an interview that Shah Rukh not only caught a glimpse of the Animal teaser but also appreciated it.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga‘s response to Kiran Rao’s criticism highlights the ongoing debate about the portrayal of women in Indian cinema. As filmmakers continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, it is important to consider the impact that their work may have on society.