When you are a celebrity, many assumptions are made based on how the media portrays you,
I feel Ananya Panday is one such celebrity. She is misunderstood a lot. This raw and relaxed conversation would change your perspective on Ananya Panday and the film world.
I hope you have fun reading this and getting an insight into the world of Bollywood.
Ananya Panday On Being An Actor
“I always wanted to be an actor, and I am incredibly grateful to be one. Getting to do what you love every day is incredible”.
“I feel I am way more mature than my age. My mind always goes toward work. My priorities are not similar to those of 21 or 22-year-olds in college. Usually, people associate these years with partying and having fun. I am not saying I don’t enjoy hanging out with my friends, but that is not my priority”.
“There will always be a backlash on whatever I say. No one will completely understand where I am coming from, and I don’t think it is my job to explain myself to everyone. There will always be someone who has it better or who has it worst. You can’t put yourself in someone else’s shoes”.
Getting First Film
“I always wanted to be an actor, but I didn’t know how will I become one. I wanted to study media and communications, so I started applying for college”.
“I wanted to have the experience of going to college and living on my own. I wanted to intern and learn how the film set works. I auditioned for the movie: Student Of The Year 2, and at that time, they thought I was young for that film. But the film got delayed by a year, and it somehow worked out”.
“I used to read a lot when I was younger. Like you would never see me without a book. Then with school and all, I stooped. But, with the pandemic, I started reading books again. I read Sally Rooney’s book. I even loved the palace of illusion and the forest of enchantment. Currently, I am reading more autobiographies”.
“I am constantly trying to evolve. I try to be a better, kinder, and loving person. It is about getting better every day”.
Bollywood From An Insider’s Perspective
“It is a lot of hardwood. People only see the glamorous side of it. It seems to be effortless, but it is physically and emotionally draining. There are insecurities, pressure, and competition. Be unique to avoid being replaced”.
“People judge, and I am okay with that as being an actor was my decision. People think they know me through podcasts and interviews, but you can only know a part of me”.
“I am very happy when people come to me for pictures. It is the love of the audience that you also work for other than your goals and achievements. I get excited”.
“I try to be the best role model. I want to be as real as possible. I don’t want to be un-relatable”.
“I am hard on myself. The conversations I have with myself are usually negative. It can be from a comment or someone might have said something”.
“Sometimes, I forget, I can’t have everything perfect and figured out at 23. I have time to figure out things”.
What Hurts Ananya Panday?
“Not feeling loved by anyone. I feel I have a lot of love to give. My heart is on my sleeves. I like to see the best in people”.
Reading Indra Nooyi’s Book
“I read Indra Nooyi’s book, My life in full. Her book gives a positive perspective of you can do it. She didn’t focus on the hardship. It gave me a lot of perspectives. It was interesting and inspiring to know about her life”.
“Every girl faces it. People come and tell you to change things about your body. It is hurtful. The worst thing to do is to make someone feel bad about their body. Bodies are supposed to be different, and that\’s what makes you look unique and beautiful”.
“I look up to Alia Bhatt. She can laugh at herself. She has worked hard to prove everything with her work. She is honest, real, and open”.
It was fun talking to Ananya Panday. I loved it and hope you also enjoyed it.
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