Mumbai,UPDATED: Jan 19, 2024 12:21 IST
Veteran actor Prem Chopra, known for his impactful performances over the decades, recently shared his thoughts on the success of his latest film, ‘Animal.’ The movie, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has garnered significant attention and praise since its release.
PREM CHOPRA ON WHY SOME OF HIS SCENES WERE CUT FROM ‘ANIMAL’
Chopra, who played Dalbir Singh, is being praised for his guest appearance in Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial. Now speaking to India Today.in exclusively, the 88-year-old actor expressed his gratitude for the positive reception to the film.
During the interview, the actor revealed some details about his scenes as well. He mentioned, “Animal was wonderfully made. Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga wrote the script himself with some help from two assistants. So he was meticulous and very definite about what he wanted. Also, the film got very lengthy. It turned out to be a four-hour fifteen-minute film, so he had to cut it out. Hence, in this way, my two or three scenes were cut, which I thought were very good.”
“But anyway, this is one of the games in the industry. But, I’m surprised that whatever my screen time is, people seem to have accepted me in a big way, and I still get views and information about it. I never expected that. I thought this was a special appearance, but the love is still pouring,” Chopra added.
ACTOR ON BOX OFFICE SUCCESS OF THE FILM
Speaking about the success of the film, Prem Chopra continued, “The film has done a tremendous business. You see, there is one section of people who have not liked it so much, because of the violence. But there is a section of people who have repeatedly watched the film, almost four times. I met somebody from America at the party. He said, ‘I’ve seen the picture four times, I loved it’. I was like my God! Then he said that in New York theatres, they have burst crackers. That’s why it has done tremendous business, it is one of the biggest blockbusters today. I am happy I was a part of that.”
Animal, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, featured Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandana, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol in the lead. The film was released on December 1, 2023.