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Charu Shankar’s Unconventional Role as Ranbir Kapoor’s Mother in ‘Animal’: Age Dynamics Unveiled


Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s cinematic creation, “Animal,” has emerged as one of the standout blockbusters of the year, with Ranbir Kapoor at the forefront portraying a character of violent retribution. Interestingly, the film features Charu Shankar in the role of Ranbir Kapoor’s mother, sparking curiosity given the mere one-year age difference between the two actors. In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Charu Shankar sheds light on the unique dynamics that led to her taking on this unconventional role.

As the Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directed film explores themes of vengeance and familial complexities, Charu Shankar’s casting as Ranbir Kapoor’s mother adds an intriguing layer to the narrative. In real life, Charu is only one year older than Ranbir Kapoor, making her role as the matriarch of the family an unexpected casting choice.

In the interview, Charu Shankar delves into the circumstances that led to her embracing the part in “Animal.” She reveals that Sandeep Reddy Vanga initially expressed concerns about her being “too young” for the role, given the nominal age gap between them. However, Charu’s passion for the character and her commitment to portraying the ‘voice of reason’ in the film ultimately convinced the director that age was just a number.

The behind-the-scenes revelation adds a unique perspective to the casting decisions made in “Animal,” where Charu Shankar’s portrayal as Ranbir Kapoor’s on-screen mother challenges conventional norms. The film, which also stars Anil Kapoor as Ranbir’s father, explores a gripping narrative that has resonated strongly with audiences.

Charu Shankar’s role as the ‘voice of reason’ in the film further emphasizes the character dynamics at play in “Animal.” As the movie continues to enjoy blockbuster success, Charu’s unconventional casting choice serves as a testament to the evolving landscape of Bollywood and the willingness to break traditional norms for compelling storytelling.