The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ‘Animal’ broke multiple box office records in 2023, becoming one of the year’s biggest hits. However, the film faced widespread criticism for its problematic portrayal throughout. While some praised it as a gripping film, many criticized director Sandeep Reddy Vanga for glorifying the patriarchal and misogynistic traits of Ranbir’s character. One scene, in particular, where Ranvijay demands that Zoya, played by Triptii Dimri, lick his shoe to prove her loyalty after she is revealed as a mole, stirred significant controversy and was heavily condemned for its disturbing content.