Tripti Dimri was picked over Sara Ali Khan in Animal; Here’s why

Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal has been raking up big money at the box-office. Even though the movie has been criticised for its alleged misogynist content, fans have praised the acting. Apart from Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Rashmika Mandanna, viewers have also appreciated Tripri Dimri, who essayed the role of Zoya in the film. However, had things been a bit different, Dimri wouldn’t have made it to the cast.

If reports are to be believed, actress Sara Ali Khan had also auditioned for Zoya’s role in Animal. While Parineeti Chopra was supposed to play the lead role, Sara Ali Khan auditioned for the second lead.

Sara reportedly liked the script of the film and had expressed a strong desire to be a part of it. However, a report in ETimes states that Sandeep Reddy Vanga was not enthusiastic about casting her.

The report further mentioned that Sandeep was convinced that she ‘wouldn’t be a suitable fit for the role and might not effectively portray such a bold character’. However, Sara has not reacted to the reports yet.

Sara’s upcoming projects

Meanwhile, Sara was last seen with Vicky Kaushal in Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, which did decent business at the box-office. She will next be seen on the big screens in Anurag Basu’s Metro…In Dino with Aditya Roy Kapur. Billed as an anthology, the film also features Konkona Sen Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Anupam Kher, Ali Fazal, and Neena Gupta in lead roles.

Sara also has thriller-drama Ae Watan Mere Watan in her kitty. The fictional tale is set against the backdrop of the Quit India Movement in 1942.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)