Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya Panday impressed us with her acting skills in the recently released Student of the Year 2. While the movie also starring Tiger Shroff and debutante Tara Sutaria was a moderate success at the box office, the Karan Johar film fetched Ananya a mention in the best debut category. Cause even when the popcorn entertainer didn’t sit all that well with critics, they were all of the same opinion – Ananya Panday is here to stay. Her maiden attempt also won her a young fan following and her Instagram is proof. One glance at her official handle and you’ll know what we are talking about (read all her 3.8 Million followers will state that out loud).
Shah Rukh Khan captures Charlie’s Angels – Suhana Khan, Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor in an adorable family portrait – view pic
In fact, when we recently caught up with the actress for a fun and candid interview, the starlet seemed at peace. Courtesy her newly launched DSR So+ and we couldn’t have let the opportune moment pass. So, when asked about the biggest compliment she received after SOTY 2 came out, Ananya said, “The most important one for me was from my father. When he saw the film, he was super emotional. And after, he came up to me and he was like, ‘I can’t believe you’re my daughter.’ That was a touching moment.” Not just that, Ananya also opened up about the criticism the film faced for its content. “We set out to make a film for teenagers and young kids. It was a popcorn entertainer. So, for me at least, just a few young girls coming and saying, ‘Park here now, princess’ means the absolute world to me.”
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Recently Ananya had said in an interview, “It has been our collective dream to become actors. I hope Suhana and Shanaya join the industry soon because they both are so talented. When we were young, during our family gatherings, we would put together shows and perform in front of our parents. Shah Rukh (Khan) sir would record us on a Handycam, and we would make short films out of them.”
On the movie front, Ananya will be next seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh. The film also features Bhumi Pednekar and Kartik Aaryan in lead roles and is directed by Mudassar Aziz, who previously helmed Happy Bhag Jaayegi franchise. It will clash with Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat at the box office on December 6.
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