EXCLUSIVE: Chunky Panday gets emotional on seeing Ananya Panday in SOTY 2 trailer; says he's over the moon

In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pinkvilla, Chunky Panday got candid about Student of The Year 2 trailer which stars his daughter Ananya Panday. The actor was quite emotional after seeing the trailer as it's his daughter's debut film.
EXCLUSIVE: Chunky Panday gets emotional on seeing Ananya Panday in SOTY 2 trailer; says he's over the moonEXCLUSIVE: Chunky Panday gets emotional on seeing Ananya Panday in SOTY 2 trailer; says he's over the moon
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The trailer of Student of the Year 2 starring Ananya Panday, Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria was dropped today. The actors unveiled the trailer at the trailer launch held in Mumbai. The film is the second film of the SOTY franchise and it is helmed by Punit Malhotra. SOTY 2 marks Ananya Panday's debut in the film industry. Pinkvilla got in touch with actor Chunky Panday to know his reaction to the trailer and Ananya's debut. 

The actor was quite emotional while talking about the trailer and his daughter. Chunky told Pinkvilla, "I am over the moon. I have never been on her set, seen her shooting and never seen any rushes of the film. All she had shown me were the stills from the movie. When I saw the trailer, heard her voice on-screen, I was too emotional. I just flash-backed to the start of my career. It was better than I expected. I am surprised the way she comes across on screen, maybe she is camera-friendly. I could not imagine her like this on-screen. It came to me as a pleasant surprise and a shock."

When asked how he feels on seeing Ananya Panday making her Bollywood entry with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Chunky told us, "She is a very lucky girl because her father never got a chance to work with Dharma Productions. I remember as a kid she used to ask me, 'Dad, when are you going to go on Koffee With Karan?' And now, I keep teasing her that you made it before me on Koffee With Karan."



Happy Diwali

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Even before she could make her Bollywood debut, Ananya Panday has signed her second film. Titled as Pati, Patni Aur Woh, she will be seen alongside Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar in it. About her second film, Chunky Panday shared, "There is a lot of excitement about that. I am so happy about her second film because Pati, Patni Aur Woh I have seen as a kid and I really loved that film. It was an iconic film of its time and I am sure they are going to make something very young and very relevant. It's a very catchy title."

Considering Chunky Panday is also an actor, we asked him if he gave any tips or advice to his daughter. "She never asked me and I never really told her because I never wanted to confuse her. Today's kids and cinema have different sensibilities. All I could tell her was that create your own niche and be what you are and that's what people will like. Your honesty and your excitement for wanting to be in Bollywood are what will take you forward," he told us.



Proud of you my Princess @ananyapanday

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Chunky Panday, also shared with us how curious he is to watch Student of The Year 2. Panday said, "I have never been excited and I'm waiting to go to the theatre and watch it on screen. The first time I saw my film, I didn't like it that much. I found it odd because you see yourself every day in the mirror and suddenly you see yourself on screen and you are like, 'Oh my god, Is this me?' But with Ananya, I just felt the other way. Maybe the way they presented her, the makeup, the clothes. But for a second I said, 'Is that my daughter?'"

Student of the Year 2 will hit the screens on May 10, 2019.


I thought she was cute

She reminds me of Athiya Shetty, tall and all but lacks screen presence

She is cute

sara is nepos too and cant act

She is not good

Did this girl even complete school? Lazy entitled rich kids

Was she in the trailer??? I only noticed Tara

She is a flop written all over....

She looks like taller version of Alia... Uff these nepos

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