Ananya Panday (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Ananya Panday, daughter of actor Chunky Panday, will soon make her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s production Student of the Year 2 alongside Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria. However, before the film’s release, the debutant has been linked with Kartik Aryan. Due to this, the actress has been in a limelight for quite a few time.
In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, Ananya Panday opened up about a lot of things including nepotism charges, working with Tiger Shroff in Student of the Year 2, her idol Alia Bhatt and crush on actor Kartik Aaryan.
Shedding some light on her equation with Kartik, the beautiful actress said, “I’m 20 and it’s normal to have a crush on someone. I’m open about my feelings. Yes, I find Kartik cute and I’m lucky I’ve got a chance to work with him.” Speaking about the coincidence and Karan’s mention that Sara was already in line, Ananya told Karan, “Yeah, so I want to go on that date where Sara and him are going.”
It is to be noted that Kartik and Ananya are working together in ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’.
Ananya also talked about Alia Bhatt and said, “Alia’s my idol, she’s so real and so am I. She has never claimed to be perfect, perfect is boring. People have seen her grow over the last seven years and I hope they will see me grow as an actress too with every film I do.”
The new-generation actress is acutely aware that she is a star kid, and with it come privileges but she refuses to feel guilty about being one. She also accepted the fact that being a star kid meant that it was half the battle won.
The actress said, “That’s half the battle won.” However, she was quick to add that if one isn’t talented, rejection too can follow suit. She said: “If you’re not talented, people won’t invest in you. Period. But at the same time, I don’t want to be silly and give up an opportunity like this because people are bashing me for being someone’s daughter. If they don’t like me in the film, I’ll will accept that, but at least watch the film.”
Recalling her first meeting with Tiger, she said: “Many say Tiger is shy but around me he never was. I met him when I was 16, his first film Heropanti had just released. Mom sent me across to ask him for advice. As I walked in, I saw him execute the perfect full split. He then went on to tell me that if I wanted to be an actress, I couldn’t eat ice cream anymore and I’d have to wake up at 4 am to train. It was scary!”
After Student of the Year 2, Ananya will be seen next in Kartik and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Pati, Patni Aur Woh. In Student of the Year 2, she plays a college-going girl along with Tara Sutaria. Tiger will be seen as kabaddi player in the film.
Incidentally, not just her, actor Sara Ali Khan too has a crush on the Pyar Ka Punchnama actor. On Koffee With Karan 6, Sara confessed to her ‘crush’ on Kartik while Ananya too had said that she found him “damn cute”.