A couple of days back, reports of Parineeti Chopra opting out of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal made headlines. The actress reportedly made an exit in order to work with Imtiaz Ali’s directorial Chamkila. Later it was confirmed that Parineeti is no longer a part of the film that also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Bobby Deol in key roles. Ever since she walked out of the project, the makes have been looking out for an actress to fill in her place.
As per the latest online reports, Parineeti Chopra has been replaced by Rashmika Mandanna in Animal. Rashmika, who was last seen in Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa, has been signed to play the female lead in Ranbir Kapoor starrer. Reportedly, the makers have been looking for a fresh cast to pair opposite the Yeh Jawani hai Deewani actor and didn’t want to repeat the pairing.