At a time when social media is enraged over the existence of nepotism and star kids in Bollywood, especially after Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, we happened to get our hands on the news of yet another fresh launch. As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, Ahaan Panday, the nephew of Chunky Panday and cousin of actress Ananya Panday, is all set to foray into the world of cinema. How? The report states that Yash Raj Films is going to be the launchpad for this young lad. The announcement of the same is going to be reportedly unveiled on YRF's 50th-anniversary celebrations. Well, Ahaan is already a social media sensation and he is quite thrilled to be a part of Bollywood as well.
A source close to the production house said the portal, “The launch was long due. Ahaan is a very good looking and talented person who already has a huge fan following on social media. Aditya Chopra has finally found an apt project for him. This film will be a part of YRF’s 50th celebrations.” There hasn't been any further information on who’ll be directing Ahaan’s debut film. For those unaware, Ahaan is the son of celebrity fitness trainer Deanne Panday and her entrepreneur-husband Chikki. He also happens to be a very close friend of Shah Rukh Khan's kids, Aryan and Suhana.
It was two years back that Chunky Panday, in an interview, had hinted at Ahaan's grand launch by YRF. He had said, "My nephew Ahaan is just like my son. He is very famous right now on Instagram and on Twitter. Wherever I go, young girls ask me about him. He is a very hard working boy and he will also have an announcement soon. He is not debuting with Dharma Productions, but somewhere else. It could be Yash Raj Films. I can’t really talk about it, but very good news will be announced soon.”
The source further added, "YRF has launched prominent actors like Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar, who are doing very well today. In their upcoming three films, they are launching three newcomers - Manushi Chhillar, Sharvari and Shalini Pandey, all of whom are outsiders and highly talented. Ayaan’s grand launch will also be something to watch out for. Rest assured, Aditya Chopra is a great mentor and one can be sure that Ayaan is in safe hands.”
Meanwhile, fans are in for some huge announcements by YRF. The list includes films starring Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif among others. We can't wait!
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