Animal starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead is an upcoming Hindi movie written and directed by Telugu film industry's Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The movie co-starring Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol among others is all set to release in theaters on December 1, 2023. During a recent leg of Animal promotions in Hyderabad, Telengana, actor Ranbir Kapoor was caught in an awkward situation as politician Chamakura Malla Reddy attending the event 'informed Kapoor' of how Telugu people 'will rule over Bollywood, Hollywood' in the next 5 years.
video has shown Telangana minister Malla Reddy addressing Ranbir Kapoor during the 'Animal' pre-release event in Hyderabad, telling him, "In the next five years, Bollywood and Hollywood will be ruled by our Telugu people." pic.twitter.com/JIl0Wmqmug— OmPrakash (@im_omprakashh) November 28, 2023
Ranbir Kapoor is caught on camera clapping at this but with a very awkward smile on on his face. Minister Malla Reddy then continues that Ranbir Kapoor would be 'forced to shift to Hyderabad because Mumbai has become old.' At this statement, stars Ranbir Kapoor and Mahesh Babu are shown awkwardly smiling and Kapoor has one of his hands on the side of his forehead.
"Look at how our heroine (Rashmika Mandanna) is smart. She was a blast in Pushpa (The Rise)", said Malla Reddy while adding that Hyderabad will become the No: 1 city of India and all Telugu people are smart. Naturally this irked Kapoor's Bollywood fan-base who are primarily Hindi speaking and belong to North India. Some reactions to this incident online:
For all Hindi-speaking friends, he's a politician. He wants votes. Take it like a pinch of salt.— Pichaa Paati (@Pichaa_paati) November 27, 2023
🙄🙄 Salman has a career because of south remakes.. aukaad me rehna seekh le— Natador (@Natador6) November 28, 2023
This is the reason why I watch Kollywood films apart from Hindi industry.— 𝐌𝐌ᴮᴹᶜᴹ (@akholicMM) November 27, 2023
Minister Shab after 2 extra large pack 🍺— Kabir (@kabir175cm) November 27, 2023
The flexibility of hyd ppl to switch between Telugu Hindi and English is a strength.— Spk (@spk_lanister) November 28, 2023
Thanks for kind words 🙏
Don't take that politician Malla Reddy seriously at the start of his speech you can see a lip sync of Mahesh, "He's Mad". He knew what was about to come so he was laughing at his buffoonery.— Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) November 28, 2023
Mahesh also called Ranbir Kapoor the best actor in the country later. Don't spread hate. https://t.co/84Rg2lucUm pic.twitter.com/kWZiQRcFA3
But involvement of politicians in South industry is more ..— Himanshu Raj (@Raj88Himanshu) November 28, 2023
Hats off to Ranbir for being so patient!— The Second Act (@WahSaeenWah) November 27, 2023
All love for you guys, I don't think even Telugu industry people are on the same page as that guy. People should bash just him & people who are into belittling other industries.— Aditya (@blunt_ashell) November 28, 2023
Bengaluru became traffic conjested because of uncontrolled migrations, Mumbai became old as it is welcoming outsiders since long time. Please help us by bringing more migrants to your city. We will be indebted to you for this help. Our politicians have failed miserably. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/TcpWHZuCoT— ರಾಧಿಕ /Radhika (@radsgops01) November 28, 2023
Sounded like he was on a high!— The Patriot (@MaakadMan) November 27, 2023
Man spoils the whole mood... Ain't watching the stream. Why would you disrespect your guest like this. https://t.co/4TQumQxkmW— Tamasha (@whysodumbasss) November 27, 2023
Sorry guys, actually we don't take his speeches seriously, he always talks rubbish, you can watch his speeches on youtube. We love Ranbir, he is already one of our stars now. Good movies will rule the box office not Telugu 👍#AnimalPreReleaseEvent #MaheshBabu #RanbirKapoor𓃵 https://t.co/6L7bDb9PBR— Sandeep Reddy (@SRDPrabhas) November 27, 2023
Bro !!Nobody in South ever wil b jealous of Bollywood!!— Mr.Ravan (@thereal_ravan) November 28, 2023
Bollywood survived post remaking South movie’s & collaborating with South stars!!
We r not jealous - we helped Bollywood survive! Hav u seen one bollywood movie off late without south stars & directors? Jealous itseems😂
Do a deep dive check on the technicians worked behind these movies and u wil b surprised to kno how many south technicians are behind bollywood movies!— Mr.Ravan (@thereal_ravan) November 28, 2023
South wil survive even if Bollywood rejects them! I dont appreciate someone criticising BW, but South has no impact of BW !!
i think embarrassing moment was minister's speech full laughter 😂— Film Square (@TheFilmSquare) November 27, 2023