Netflix is launching the blockbuster film Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Triptii Dimri, on service for entertainment audiences around the world on 26 January 2024. In addition to Hindi, the film will also be available in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, exclusively on Netflix.
Talking about the Netflix release of the film, Ranbir Kapoor shares, “We are absolutely overjoyed by the response ‘Animal’ received in theaters and now I am glad that audiences worldwide will get a chance to watch it in the comfort of their homes. The opportunity to showcase our work globally is truly special!”
All those day-dreaming about more footage in the OTT version of Sandeep Vanga Reddy’s Animal seemed to barking up the wrong tree.
A source very close to the development says there is no truth to these rumours. “There never was. We don’t know where or how these rumours started about extra footage on the digital platform. If the truth be told, Netflix was actually contemplating pruning some of the more controversial scenes, especially the bootlicking scene. Then they decided to retain what was already shown in cinemas as per the censorboard’s ruling.”
With mounting pressure on the OTT platform to carry only content approved by the Central Board Of Film Certification chances of filmmakers getting away with murder and other animal instincts is receding rapidly.