Tripti Dimri has come forward to defend her role in the controversial blockbuster “Animal,” amidst the harsh criticisms directed at the film’s portrayal of women. Known for her significant roles in movies like “Bulbbul” and “Qala,” Tripti shared her perspective on her character Zoya and the broader influence of cinema on society.
In an open and candid interview with The Quint, Tript Dimri expressed her unwavering support for Zoya, describing her as ‘perfect the way she is.’
Despite the character’s contentious depiction in specific scenes, particularly the one where Zoya is made to lick the boot of Ranbir Kapoor’s character, Ranvijay, Tripti emphasized Zoya’s authenticity and integrity. She firmly stated that she wouldn’t alter a single aspect of her character.
Addressing the scene in question, Tripti Dimri highlighted the subjective nature of its impact, stating,
“It depends on person to person. If you’re watching an action film, and the goons are beating up the hero, that doesn’t mean you go and beat up whoever you hate in life. Or, if someone is talking rudely to his wife or girlfriend, that doesn’t give you the license to go home and start talking the same way to your wife, or girlfriend, or whoever.”
In acknowledging that movies portray the complexities of real-life characters, Tripti advocated for the humanization of characters on screen. She emphasized that while some individuals may be affected, they are entitled to their opinions. Tripti Dimri concluded by asserting that it’s ultimately a choice, stating, ”
If certain things don’t suit you, don’t watch them.”