Ananya Panday -- actress and daughter of veteran actor, Chunky Panday -- opened up about her career and her BFFs Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter) and Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter) in a recent interview with Hindustan Times. Ananya made her debut in Student of the Year 2 (SOTY2), which also starred Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, and had the strong support of her BFFs and their fathers, who are so well-established in Bollywood. When asked about whether she had any tips for the two star kids, who will also be making their debut in Bollywood, Ananya was full of praise for Suhana and Shanaya. She said,
“They don’t need tips from me. Instead, I need tips from them. They both are such wonderful actors. We have grown up in the industry and would always discuss films. We used to watch a lot of films whenever we got together. So, I’m really looking forward to their debut in Bollywood.”
The actress further said that it was her dream to receive encouragement from Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, which she did after her debut, “People have been congratulating me personally - Shah Rukh sir called me, so did Zoya Akhtar and Siddharth Roy Kapur. These are people I have really looked up to and am dying to work with.”
Ananya’s first film SOTY2, which was produced by Karan Johar, did average business at the box office. The 20-year old actress is now working on her second project, a remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh, starring Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. The film -- directed by Muddassar Aziz and produced by Bhushan Kumar -- is currently being shot in Lucknow, with all the actors currently there on a 2-month long schedule. The film will be released on 6th December 2019.