Sandeep Reddy Vanga Addresses Controversies Surrounding “Animal” and Twitter Handle
Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the director of the blockbuster movie “Animal,” finds himself amidst a whirlwind of controversies despite the film’s massive success, grossing over Rs 900 crore worldwide. From explicit content to contentious statements, “Animal” has sparked debates and drawn criticism from various quarters.
In a recent interview, Sandeep clarified that he is not the one managing the X (formerly Twitter) account of the movie, @AnimalTheFilm, contrary to popular belief. He acknowledged the presence of enthusiastic team members who handle the Twitter account but expressed regret over certain tweets, particularly those targeting Swanand Kirkire, deeming them unnecessary.
Addressing the origin and evolution of the Twitter handle, Sandeep explained that it was initially created for promotional purposes, such as sharing posters. However, it seems to have taken on a life of its own, with team members feeling empowered to respond to various comments and criticisms. Sandeep distanced himself from the controversial tweets, asserting that he is not responsible for the language used and has faced backlash unjustly.
The controversy deepened when Swanand Kirkire criticized films like “Animal,” expressing concern about their impact on Indian cinema. In response, the movie’s Twitter handle retorted with a seemingly unrelated fitness tip. Sandeep acknowledged that certain responses went too far and expressed regret for any offense caused.
Despite the controversies, “Animal” continues to enjoy commercial success, signaling the audience’s acceptance of its content. However, the controversies surrounding the film and its Twitter handle highlight the challenges of navigating public discourse in the age of social media. Sandeep’s clarification aims to set the record straight and separate his personal views from those expressed on the movie’s Twitter account. As discussions continue, the focus remains on the artistic merit of “Animal” and its impact on the cinematic landscape.