Photos from the set of work-in-progress film Animal have gone viral for two reasons – the actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, and the location, Pataudi Palace. Shared on Instagram Stories by makeup artist Anam Khan, the pictures show a shoot in progress with the cast dressed in formal wear. Both Ranbir and Anil Kapoor are in black; the actresses in the picture are in sarees. The scene is clearly an occasion of some sort; the setting is the gardens of Pataudi Palace which is owned by Saif Ali Khan's family. Anam Khan, who shared the pictures, wrote on one: "Look who is in front of me – Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor."
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Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, co-stars Rashmika Mandanna and Bobby Deol – neither appeared to be in the Pataudi filming pictures.
The cast and crew were spotted filming in Manali in April. Ranbir and Rashmika, dressed in ethnic wear, were pictured on location.
Animal was meant to release in 2022 but was postponed to August 2023.
Both Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor had releases recently, but with wildly differing success. The period film Shamshera, with Ranbir in a double role, released last week to poor reviews and indifferent box office collections. Anil Kapoor's Jugjugg Jeeyo, a family drama co-starring Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, was a blockbuster hit.
Ranbir Kapoor will soon be seen in the lead of the much-awaited and long-delayed Brahmastra, a mythology-based fantasy co-starring wife Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy. He also has a untitled Luv Ranjan film co-starring Shraddha Kapoor in the works. Anil Kapoor has roles in Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, and No Entry Mein Entry.