Bobby Deol is overwhelmed with the appreciation he is getting for his portrayal of a menacing mute antagonist in his latest release Animal. In an interview with IANS, Deol revealed that he was stunned when director Sandeep Reddy Vanga told him that he had no lines in the film.
“When Sandeep said that your character is mute, I was like ‘What? I am not allowed to speak.” Deol said. “I mean everyone likes the way I speak’ and he said ‘Yes, but I want this character to be mute' I was like ok,” he recounted.
“I did not want it to look like it was not part of my body language and I was speaking in sign language so it was fun and somewhere it made people notice my work even more because it was challenging,” Deol said.
Animal which released in theatres on December 1 has already crossed 200 crores at the box office globally. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role along with Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor in key roles. Bobby Deol plays the antagonist while Triptii Dimri, Shakti Kapoor and Prem Chopra play strong supporting roles.