The world of Indian cinema is abuzz with anticipation as Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the upcoming action drama “Animal,” recently made a startling revelation about a project that never saw the light of day – a script titled “Devil,” narrated exclusively to superstar Mahesh Babu. In a recent interaction with the media, Vanga dropped bombshell details about the dark and intense narrative of “Devil,” suggesting that it would have been more violent and gripping than its counterpart, “Animal.”
Vanga, best known for his directorial prowess in films like “Arjun Reddy” and “Kabir Singh,” shared insights into the intriguing world of “Animal” during a conversation with the Telugu media. The filmmaker disclosed that if “Animal” were solely a Telugu venture, his first choice for collaboration would have been none other than Mahesh Babu. However, Vanga clarified that the rejection from Mahesh Babu pertained to a different project – the ominous and brutal “Devil.”
In the revelation that has sent shockwaves through the industry, Vanga stated, “The script I narrated to @urstrulyMahesh was not Animal but Devil. Devil will be more violent than Animal.” This confession unveils a darker side to Vanga’s storytelling, promising intensity and gore that surpasses the already heightened expectations surrounding “Animal.”
When questioned about the violent nature of “Devil” compared to “Animal,” Vanga emphasized that while the two films do not share similar plots, “Devil” is likely to delve deeper into the realms of brutality, adding an extra layer of darkness to the narrative. Unfortunately, the fate of “Devil” remains uncertain as the project is currently on hold.
Despite rumors suggesting that Mahesh Babu declined a role in “Animal,” Vanga clarified that he rejected the role for “Devil.” Despite finding the concept appealing, various reasons led to shelving the project, leaving fans to wonder about the untold story that might have unfolded on the silver screen.
As the countdown to the release of “Animal” intensifies, the film, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, is poised to make waves with its Pan-Indian release on December 1, 2023. With a stellar ensemble cast, including Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, and Babloo Prithviraj, “Animal” is expected to captivate audiences across Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.
Vanga’s revelation about the intense and unreleased “Devil” adds an intriguing layer to his filmmaking journey, leaving fans wondering about the possibilities.