Triptii Dimri talked openly about the criticism she received for intimate scenes with Ranbir Kapoor in Animal. For those who don’t know, since the movie’s release, the actress’s images and videos, including Ranbir, have gone viral. The actors are seen together in a bold, intimate scene.
Triptii acknowledged that she is surprised by the criticism directed at the stated in question on certain social media platforms. Triptii said in a recent interview that the criticism impacted her. However, she explained that she only performed her role and believes she did nothing wrong.
In an interview with ETimes, she stated, “The scene is getting a lot of criticism as well. It did disturb me initially because I am someone who has hardly faced criticism, very little with my first few films. I was taken aback, but I sat down and thought about it. The day I decided to become an actor, nobody forced me to become an actor; I wanted to do it because I found it exciting. As I started doing it, the characters that I was playing, it was healing a part of me and I started having fun, started finding joy in challenges and everything that was coming my way.”
She said, “That is how I want to go about acting in life as well. As long as I am comfortable, as long as people around me on set are making me comfortable, as long as I know what I am doing is right, I am not doing anything wrong, I am going to do it. Because that is something I want for myself, as an actor and as a human being. That is something I want to experience.”
About the scene, Triptii remarked, “More than the intimate scenes in Animal, the rape scene in Bulbbul was more challenging for me as a person. You’re just giving up, and that is more difficult than finding the courage to do something. If I can overcome that, this is nothing in comparison to that.”
She added, “Luckily, in my case, I’ve been dealing with whether I was doing the rape scene in Bulbull (her 2020 Netflix film) or this one, they kept asking me if I am okay. They also ensured that there were no more than five people, including the director, the DOP, and the actors, during the scene. Nobody else was allowed on set, all the monitors were shut, and they were like, ‘this is the scene we are doing. If at any point you feel you’re uncomfortable, let us know. We’ll go at your pace… Every five minutes, Ranbir Kapoor was checking up on me and asking, ‘Are you okay, are you comfortable?’ I think these things really matter. People are sensitive to these things.”