Last night was a star-studded affair as the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards took place in Guwahati. We brought you every single update from the glitzy ceremony. Ananya Panday bagged the Best Debut Award for her performance in Student of the Year 2.
The actress was over the moon and even shared pictures thanking her family, close ones flaunting the black lady in her hands. So, we caught up with her father, Chunky Panday who has entertained the masses with his acting performances since decades now. The actor who’s never won a Filmfare trophy himself was elated as he said, “In 34 years of my career, I have had 4 nominations for films like Tezaab, Aankhen, Housefull and Apna Sapna Money Money but I've never won a Filmfare award. So when Aaanya was nominated I was overjoyed. And last night, when she won it, I literally started crying. I had tears in my eyes because I just couldn't believe it. Obviously she deserved it. It's the most coveted award in the country. The sad part is I couldn't attend the award ceremony because I had committed for an event in December and that time, the Filmfare dates were not finalised. So I could not bow out of my commitments. My wife was there and I was with her through the phone. I'm so proud of my daughter.”
We wanted to know what was his wife Bhavna and daughter Ananya’s reaction after the winner was announced? Chunky replied, "I saw a little clip of Bhavna just hugging Ananya and giving her a solid kiss. She was also too excited. You know I have never won that award but my daughter, she had been practicing it since she was young. She used to go in front of the mirror and practice that she's won the Filmfare. And now, the award has finally come to my house.”
In the same vein, he adds “If I was 100% sure that Ananya is winning it, I wouldn't have been worried but I really was.” He regrets not being a part of her special victory and he recalls, “Even on her first day of shooting I wasn't there as I was shooting for a Marathi film at the time. I was not there on her big occasions and now on the first day of her award too, I couldn’t make it.”
Nonetheless, the family is happy and Ananya is looking ahead to her future films that include Khaali Peeli with Ishaan Khatter, and an untitled film with Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
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