Ananya Panday who is Chunky Pandey’s daughter will soon be making her debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2. She will be seen as the girl-next-door.
Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2) has Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria in the lead roles. Both the actresses have been making their debut with this movie. The movie is being produced by Karan Johar and he shared the first look and it has got everyone talking.
The old students who have passed out were Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. They also made their debut with this movie. Today, five years down the line, they have established themselves as successful stars in the industry.
Ananya Panday is Chunky Pandey’s daughter. She will be seen as the girl-next-door in this movie. Being an elated father, he said that he feels ecstatic about this and tears of joy seeing the posters.
He said, “I feel like standing on the roof and shouting. I am so excited,” and added, “This is something which was in the pipeline for almost a year and it pretty much reminds me of the time when I got into films myself. When I had signed my first film, I had not even told my family about it. In fact, I remember just two days before the muharat my parents found out that I am doing a film. But with her, it has been different, the way her debut movie has got announced. I had tears in my eyes this morning when I saw the posters. I am a little too overwhelmed right now.”
Having been in the industry for so long and being aware of the grill, has he given any advice to her. To this Pandey said, “Well, I only keep telling her that you should not try and imitate anyone. You have to write your own story, your own graph and rhythm. She is quite ready for that. In real life, she is a very good student. She has got a scholarship in America too but we have deferred the admissions by a year because she got the movie. So, let’s hope the real life student becomes a good reel life student.”
Chunky also feels that Ananya was born to be a part of SOTY 2. “The little I can tell about my girl is that she was born to do Student of the Year because when the original came both my girls loved the movie so much,” he recalled adding, “They were crazy about Varun, Sid and Alia and were going on and on about it. Finally the elder one is doing part 2, it is too surreal. She couldn’t have asked anything better than this. She went and auditioned for it and when she got confirmed, her excitement was next level.”
However, being a star kid comes with its own sets of expectation. Is Ananya feeling the pressure too? Ask Chunky about it and he added, “I had a lot of pressure too as both my parents were doctors and everyone wanted me to be a doctor. But, we overcome it usually. I think she has chosen what’s right for her and I am sure she will do a good job. I mean obviously right now she is known as my daughter but I am sure that by the end of this year I will be known as her father. “