Rashmika says her character Gitanjali in ‘Animal’ is unfiltered, strong, and raw

Rashmika portrayed Ranbir's girlfriend, whom she eventually marries. However, the plot takes a turn when he cheats on her.

BySouth First Desk

Published Dec 09, 2023 | 6:34 PMUpdated Dec 09, 2023 | 6:34 PM

Rashmika says her character Gitanjali in ‘Animal’ is unfiltered, strong, and raw

Actor Rashmika Mandanna has shared insights about her role Gitanjali in her latest blockbuster Animal.

The actor left a detailed note on her Instagram describing how she felt playing the role in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial.

Animal continues to dominate the box office with record collections all over the world.

Though the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer received mixed reviews upon its release on 1 December, the film has so far collected more than ₹550 crore.

Rashmika portrayed the role of Ranbir’s girlfriend whom he eventually marries. However, the plot takes a turn when he cheats on her.

Speaking about her character, Rashmika said she has been getting responses from viewers. The actor mentioned that she also had some doubts about her role.

“Gitanjali is absolutely beautiful in my eyes, and in some ways, she is like most women who are standing strong and protecting their families day in and day out,” Rashmika wrote.

She said Gitanjali is pure, real, unfiltered, strong, and raw.

“At times as an actor, I would question some of Gitanjali’s actions. And I remember my director telling me – this was their story… Ranvijay’s & Gitanjali’s.. it was their love and passion, their families and their lives — this is who they are.”

Rashmika added in her note: “In a world full of all violence, hurt and unbearable pain – Gitanjali would bring peace, trust and calm… She would pray to her Gods to keep her husband and her kids safe… She was the rock that weathered all the storms.”

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