Over a month after the release of Animal, Bobby Deol is still receiving praises for his portrayal of the antagonist Abrar Haque in Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film hit the big screens on December 1 and the buzz surrounding the action-entertainer refuses to die down. Now, a video of Bobby and Rahul Dev’s fight scene from an old film has gone viral and netizens have claimed that Sandeep Reddy Vanga took inspiration from that scene for Animal’s climax fight sequence.
The video, which is actually a scene from Bobby’s 2001 film Aashiq, was first shared by a user on Reddit and netizens were quick to point out that the scene is similar to the Animal sequence where Ranbir and Bobby’s characters fight on a runway, shirtless.
While Rahul Dev is seen shirtless in the scene, a blood-stained Bobby is seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. “I think I downloaded the wrong Animal movie,” the caption on the video read.
Soon after it was posted on the social media platform, netizens were surprised to see the similarities between the two scenes from two different Bollywood films. A user commented, “Vanga copy pasted this…damn.”
“I am 100% sure Vanga saw this before shooting/thinking about that Animal scene,” another user wrote.
Another comment read, “Lord bobby meets lord Rahul. I strongly believe vanga is lord bobby fan. Aashiq was our animal back in the day.”