Sandeep Reddy Vanga Says Ranbir’s ‘Big Pelvis’ Dialogue In ‘Animal’ Was A Compliment

New Delhi: Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga discussed one of the most controversial scenes from his most recent movie. In an interview with Galatta Plus, the filmmaker was questioned if he had included the scene in which Ranbir Kapoor’s character Ranvijay praises his girlfriend Gitanjani, played by Rashmika Mandanna, for having a “big pelvis” for shock value. Acknowledging the question, the director said that it was a “compliment.”

Sandeep Reddy went on to explain why it was difficult for Ranbir’s character to express his emotions directly for Rashmika’s character Geetanjali in that scene. He said, “He’s trying a different route to explain to her because it’s her engagement day and they were not in touch. Coming with that force and saying ‘Listen Gitanjali I really love your pelvis.’ He is trying to explain a theory which is related to the character, the title also, for the audience when they are watching the film it doesn’t seem like what theory he is talking about.”

Sandeep Reddy: I Thought ‘Big Pelvis’ Scene Was A Compliment

Explaining the continuity of the scene to the host, he said, “I thought of shooting (that) he would just be playing with the petals of the flowers and he’d just put his hand on her feet. I wanted to shoot that but I thought I would not show it. I thought on the shoot day ‘Let’s not do that and again give a shock,” revealed Vanga. “I felt like she is walking away, he knew that if he let her go without saying one more line, he knew that she was gone. So how should I say that I am seeing my future with you? I want to marry you. I thought in these situations boys behave very differently sometimes.”

He added further, “Your intention is something else but you end up saying something else. So, he didn’t know what to say. This was the brief given to Ranbir also. Suddenly he doesn’t know what to say and he says Gitanjali got a big pelvis. He is giving a reason that I’m seeing a future with you that we’ll get married and have babies. I thought that was a compliment. I never thought…how you found it ugly.”

The Scene

In the scene, Ranvijay (Ranbir Kapoor) tells Gitanjali “You have a big pelvis,” after she leaves her fiance for him. Responding to the line, Gitanjali who seemed irritated, asks him, “Are you calling me fat?” Ranvijay insists it’s a compliment and adds that it means she has ‘child bearing hips.’


Bobby Deol, Triptii Dimri, Suresh Oberoi, and Prem Chopra are also featured in Animal. It was released on December 1 and is supported by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios, and Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures. Given the film’s massive box-office success, the makers recently announced its sequel.

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