Veteran actor Shakti Kapoor is set to make his mark in the highly anticipated film Animal alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol. According to a report by Total Filmi, Shakti Kapoor will play a pivotal role in this gangster drama directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
A source close to the film’s production revealed, “Shakti Kapoor plays the role of a yester-year gangster in Animal and has already shot for his portions in the earlier schedules. He has an interesting character in the film, and the team was very excited to have him on board. In fact, it was an obvious casting choice when Sandeep Reddy Vanga came up with a character of a gangster who is past his peak.”
Animal is expected to be a gripping and intense portrayal of a violent gangster saga, with Ranbir Kapoor’s character embodying the traits of a psychopath. The storyline revolves around a family of gangsters, with Anil Kapoor essaying the role of a powerful godfather and Ranbir Kapoor portraying his son. While details about Bobby Deol’s character have been kept under wraps, speculations suggest that he will serve as the nemesis to Ranbir’s character, adding an intriguing dynamic to the narrative.
The film recently wrapped up a schedule in London, showcasing the team’s dedication and progress. Animal is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series, Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios, and Pranay Reddy Vanga’s Bhadrakali Pictures. It is slated for a theatrical release on August 11, 2023, and will be available in five languages.