‘As an actor, don’t want to get..’

‘As an actor, don’t want to get..’

Tripti Dimri is planted as a mole to eliminate Ranbir Kapoor’s father Anil Kapoor in Animal, before her cover (and car) being blown by this unpredictable beast. Prior to that, there are plenty of titillating moments between them that suggest infidelity on this animal’s part. It’s a brief appearance but Dimri has left an impression to the point of being called the new ‘national crush’.

Speaking to The Indian Express, talking about the same, she said, “It does flatter me. But as an actor, I don’t want to get caught up in that. I know that people are also calling me that and honestly it just feels very, very overwhelming.”

On being back on the big screen

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This was my theatrical film after so long. I had forgotten how it feels to look at yourself on the big screen. Animal reminded me of that. Of course, a big theatrical film comes with its own impact, it reaches a different, perhaps wider audience. So many people who discovered me in Animal have now gone back and watched Bulbbull and Qala. That’s precisely the dream of an actor, that their work should be discovered by newer audiences.

On the ‘Lick my shoe‘ scene

It reminded me of what my acting coach had told me, the golden rule: Never judge your character. The characters you are playing, the character your co-actor is playing, all are human and humans have good and bad side. An actor must be prepared to play characters across the spectrum of good, bad and ugly, but if you judge a character’s motivations, thoughts, you won’t be able to play it with honesty. So that’s what I kept in mind.

She added, “I also thought that here was a woman who talks about killing his wife, father, kids, the entire family… If someone tells me that, I will perhaps beat that person! Here, he does ask her to do that (lick his shoe) but also walks away later. He clearly is going through a lot of these (intense thoughts). Later when his cousins asks her what they should do with me, he says ‘Let her go wherever she wants to.’”

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