Triptii Dimri Addresses Controversial ‘Lick My Shoe’ Scene in ‘Animal’ and Defends Ranbir Kapoor’s Character

Triptii Dimri Addresses Controversial ‘Lick My Shoe’ Scene in ‘Animal’ and Defends Ranbir Kapoor’s Character

12th December 2023 0 By Chanditiya Chakravarthy
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Triptii Dimri, the talented actress who recently garnered attention for her role in the film ‘Animal,’ has opened up about the controversial ‘lick my shoe’ scene. In a recent interview, Triptii shared insights into her perspective as an actor and defended Ranbir Kapoor’s character, Ranvijay Singh, also known as Vijay, in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directed film.

Addressing the Controversy:

Triptii Dimri, despite having limited screen time, has become a focal point of discussions surrounding ‘Animal.’ The specific scene in question involves Ranbir Kapoor’s character asking Triptii’s character, Zoya Riaz, to prove her love by licking his shoe after being exposed as a mole. The scene has faced criticism on social media, prompting Triptii to address it in an interview with Indian Express.

The Golden Rule of Acting:

Quoting her acting coach’s golden rule, Triptii stated, “Never judge your character.” She emphasized the importance of understanding that characters, both portrayed by the actor and co-actor, encompass a spectrum of good, bad, and ugly traits. According to Triptii, judging a character’s motivations and thoughts hinders an actor’s ability to play it with honesty.

Character Complexity:

Triptii further delved into her character’s complexity, highlighting the intense thoughts and internal struggles Ranbir Kapoor’s character experiences in the film. While acknowledging the controversial scene, she explained the character’s multifaceted nature, noting that he not only issues the directive but also walks away, showcasing a conflicted state of mind.

Intimate Scenes and Family Reactions:

In another interview, Triptii discussed filming intimate scenes with Ranbir Kapoor and shared her parents’ initial reaction upon witnessing those scenes on screen. She revealed that her parents were taken aback and took some time to process the content. Despite their initial surprise, they eventually expressed understanding and sweetness towards her.


As ‘Animal’ continues to stir conversations, Triptii Dimri’s insights into the controversial scene shed light on the complexities of character portrayal in cinema. The actress’s commitment to her craft and her ability to navigate challenging roles underscore the nuanced nature of her performances. With ‘Animal’ making waves in theaters, Triptii’s role has undoubtedly contributed to the film’s intriguing narrative alongside co-stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shakti Kapoor, and Rashmika Mandanna.

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