He had shared a post calling out the way women were treated in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial. Now, team ‘Animal’ on X (formerly known as Twitter) has replied to Swanand with a subtle-but-sarcastic post.
The post read, ‘Do not let your knees fall ahead of your toes or cave in towards each other.Keep feet shoulder-width apart to maintain a good base of support for balance. Land softly on the balls of the feet to help absorb the force of the landing. Yes…. now it landed perfectly (flying kiss emoticon) @swanandkirkire’.
As soon as the post was shared, comments poured in from all sides. While one user wrote, ‘Alphas don’t get triggered this easily’, another one added, ‘Animal is doing blockbuster business, yet Vanga getting triggered over the slightest of criticism after the preaching of “alpha beta gamma”. Such a snowflake’. A fan also commented, ‘For all the alpha male talk… This is the biggest crybaby behaviour lmao’.
Ram Gopal Varma feels Sandeep Reddy Vanga ‘destroyed the existing system’ with ‘Animal’: ‘You just threw holy templates into the garbage bin’
Swanand had shared a series of posts on X. One of his posts read, ‘But today after watching the movie Animal, I really felt pity for the women of today’s generation. Now, a new man has been prepared for you, who is more scary, who does not respect you that much and who aims to subdue you, suppress you and feels proud of himself. When you, the girls of today’s generation, were sitting in that cinema hall and applauding Rashmika getting beaten, I in my mind paid homage to every idea of equality. I have come home desperate, dejected and weak!’
In his concluding remarks, he said: “Ranbir’s dialogue in which he defines alpha male and says that those men who not able to become alpha, they become poets to get the pleasure of all women and start making promises of breaking the moon and stars. I am a poet! I do poetry to live! Is there a place for me? A film is making a lot of money and the glorious history of Indian cinema is being embarrassed. In my understanding, this film will determine the future of Indian cinema afresh, in a different, terrible and dangerous direction.”
‘Animal’ stars Ranbir Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri and others. The film has been doing record-breaking business at the box office.