Chunky Panday and Ananya Panday (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya Panday bagged the Best Debut Award – Female for her performance in Student Of The Year 2 and Pati Patni Aur Woh at Filmfare Awards 2020. In an interview with Spotboye, the actor stated that he cried when Ananya bagged the award. Chunky also went on to talk about how he was nominated but never won an award.
Talking about Ananya's win at Filmfare Awards 2020, Chunky said, ''In 34 years of my career, I have had 4 nominations for films like Tezaab, Aankhen, Housefull and Apna Sapna Money Money but I've never won a Filmfare award. So when Ananya was nominated I was overjoyed. And last night, when she won it, I literally started crying. I had tears in my eyes because I just couldn't believe it. Obviously she deserved it. It's the most coveted award in the country. The sad part is I couldn't attend the award ceremony because I had committed for an event in December and that time, the Filmfare dates were not finalised. So I could not bow out of my commitments. My wife was there and I was with her through the phone. I'm so proud of my daughter.''
''If I was 100% sure that Ananya is winning it, I wouldn't have been worried but I really was,'' he added, further stating he was disappointed about not being part of her first win. ''Even on her first day of shooting I wasn't there as I was shooting for a Marathi film at the time. I was not there on her big occasions and now on the first day of her award too, I couldn’t make it,'' said Chunky.
He revealed how Ananya had been practising the win since her childhood. ''I saw a little clip of Bhavna just hugging Ananya and giving her a solid kiss. She was also too excited. You know I have never won that award but my daughter, she had been practicing it since she was young. She used to go in front of the mirror and practice that she’s won the Filmfare. And now, the award has finally come to my house,'' he said.
Ananya will next be seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s co-production, Khaali Peeli. At the Filmfare Awards night, she appeared in a black and yellow (read kaali peeli) combination for the event. She will star alongside Ishaan Khatter in the film which scheduled to hit theatres on June 12.