Bobby described his character in Animal as a man who is extremely focused on getting revenge. In an interview in December 2023, he explained that his approach to the role was without judgment. He said that when someone becomes so consumed by revenge, they lose sight of what is right and wrong and only want to harm the other person. This character in the film has experienced a traumatic event that has turned him into a violent and aggressive person.
Animal, which stars Bobby, Ranbir, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Shakti Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, and Prem Chopra, has received mixed reviews since its release on December 1. Many critics and viewers have criticized the movie for its violent and toxic characters and storyline, but it continues to perform well at the box office.
Despite the negative response, Animal, which explores a troubled father-son relationship, continues to make money. It is approaching the 500 crore rupee mark in India and has already earned over 772 crore rupees worldwide.
The film was supposed to have a climax scene with a song playing in the background, and there was originally a kiss between Bobby and Ranbir’s characters. However, the director decided to edit out the kiss. It might be included in the uncut version on Netflix, which reportedly secured the rights to stream Animal in early 2024.
In an earlier interview, Bobby shared that he immediately accepted the role in Animal because he knew it would be amazing. The director, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, explained that there are two brothers in the film, but Bobby did not provide further details in the interview.