• Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Ananya Panday on nepotism debate: I still agree that we have an advantage

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

The debate on nepotism has been going on in the industry from the past many years. Ananya Panday, daughter of Chunky Panday, has also spoken about it earlier. She was also trolled for her statement that the struggle of star kids is different and how her father has never been on Koffee With Karan.

Well now, once again the actress has spoken up about the nepotism debate. A news agency has reported that while talking on the show Starry Nights GEN Y, Ananya stated, “I still agree that we have an advantage and we get to meet people. We have easier access to people from the industry as we have grown up around them. But now that I’ve got that chance, it’s unfair for me to waste it. I want to make my father proud.”

“There are so many examples of such talented people who have not come from the film background like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma and then there are actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who have come from film families and done so well. So, it all comes down to the audience,” the actress added.

Ananya also went on to reveal that she has also faced rejection. The actress recollected, “I remember when Aladdin had come to India, there were a bunch of people who auditioned. We had to record a video, which I did on my phone. I had worn this red outfit and had to read the dialogues for Jasmine. The scene went really well, but then they also asked us to sing and I can’t sing to even save my life. So I really got rejected.”


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Ananya made her debut last year with Student Of The Year 2 and also featured in the remake of Pati Patni Aur Woh. The actress has movies like Khaali Peeli, Shakun Batra’s next, and Puri Jagannadh’s next in her kitty.

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