Rashmika Mandanna defends her character in Animal: I am an actor bringing the director’s imagination alive

Sandeep Reddy Ganga’s directorial Animal released in December last year and has been giving a tremendous performance. 
Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Triptii Dimri in the lead, the film went on to receive massive response from the audience which also included some criticism.  One of which was Rashmika’s character.

Addressing the same, in a recent interview, she decided to defend her character. The actress said, "My character in the film was written that way. I am an actor bringing the director's imagination alive. So, everything that we actors do on set or everything we do in the film is actually what the director's imagination is, right? So, you do as they say. If it's any little expression or reaction that the director doesn't like, he does another take. It's teamwork."

She further added,  "So, we can't be like, 'Ok, this is what you have done and you know you're influencing girls in the wrong way. I will do that character many times over and it should be given to me because I feel like she is truly strong and she is truly a woman that I have heard stories of. I know a lot of Indian women who are like that. So, I just wanted to do this character and I
wanted to do it with full purity. I wanted to do it whole-heartedly. I think as an actor, I have done my bit.”

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film released on December 1. 

Source: Times Now