EXCLUSIVE: No extended cut of Animal for OTT; Sandeep Reddy Vanga explains why

While speaking exclusively to Pinkvilla, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga revealed why Animal will not get an extended cut on OTT. Check out!

Updated on Nov 29, 2023  |  11:03 PM IST |  243.8K
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The anticipation for Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s second Bollywood directorial is at an all-time high. The film boasts an ensemble star cast consisting of Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles, along with Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, and Shakti Kapoor, among others.

Before its release, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) granted the film an ‘A’ certificate and suggested several modifications. Recently, the director spilled beans if the film will also getting an extended cut on OTT. 

Sandeep Reddy Vanga reflects on Animal not getting an extended cut on OTT

Animal’s director Sandeep Reddy Vanga and producer Bhushan Kumar sat for an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla. During the interview, the director was asked if the film also gets an extended cut on OTT. To this, Sandeep mentioned, “I think I’ve removed some 5–6 minutes which I felt was not needed, so I think it is not needed for the OTT also because aisa nahi hai ke (it’s not like) this one is a brilliant scene which was not fitting, and we removed it so. 

While the producer, Bhushan Kumar, chimed in, “We may use deleted scenes… we can put it (on the handle).”

Watch the full interview here:

Sandeep Reddy Vanga on close association with Bhushan Kumar

In addition to this, Sandeep Vanga also talked about his close association with the producer Bhushan Kumar, who had also produced Kabir Singh. The director went on to confirm that the duo will be collaborating on five films.


The director shared, “The comfort and the trust and the creative liberty you get. What else you want?” He said that there is no pressure from Bhushan and also called him the “best producer in the country now.”

Upon being asked if the two ever discuss budgets, Vanga revealed, “We have never discussed budgets.” And added, “I have realized that budget ka kabhi baat hi nahi hua (I just realized that we never talked about budget).”

Reacting to Sandeep’s statement, Bhushan Kumar stated that the director has ‘zero wastage’ and asserted that it is owing to the trust they’re collaborating again and again. 

The much-anticipated Animal is a PAN India project that will be released in five languages-Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, this Friday i.e., December 1.  

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