Anil Kapoor Reveals Surprising Connection with Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Animal’ and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Mumbai, India – Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have shared a unique on-screen relationship, playing father and son in the recently released film “Animal.” However, their bond could have formed much earlier in Zoya Akhtar’s movie “Dil Dhadakne Do.” Initially, Ranbir and Kareena Kapoor Khan were cast to portray brother and sister in the film, but their collaboration did not come to fruition. Instead, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra joined the cast.

During a recent conversation for the streaming platform promoting “Animal,” Anil Kapoor revealed that he initially agreed to the film because Ranbir was a part of it. This revelation highlights the respect and rapport between the two actors.

Reflecting on their early days, Ranbir recalled Anil Kapoor’s generous offer when he was set to make his debut opposite Anil’s daughter, Sonam Kapoor, in “Saawariya.” Anil told him, “I never play fathers’ roles, but I will play your father’s role.” This gesture showcases Anil Kapoor’s willingness to adapt and break his own on-screen conventions.

Anil Kapoor further shared that he had also agreed to be a part of “Dil Dhadakne Do” when Ranbir was involved, but due to unforeseen circumstances, they were unable to work together. Fortunately, their paths crossed in the recently released film “Animal.” This unexpected twist in their cinematic journey adds an intriguing layer to their on-screen dynamics.

Meanwhile, in the world of “Dil Dhadakne Do,” Raveena Tandon was originally cast in the role played by Shefali Shah. However, due to circumstances that did not materialize, Raveena’s collaboration with Zoya Akhtar was put on hold. Nevertheless, she expressed her eagerness to work with the talented filmmaker in the future.

The story of Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor’s potential on-screen pairing serves as a testament to the complexities and fluidity of casting decisions in the entertainment industry. Their shared experiences and missed opportunities provide a captivating narrative that goes beyond the characters they portray on screen. As they continue to captivate audiences with their remarkable talents, fans eagerly await the next chapter in their cinematic journey.