Before Student Of the Year 2 hit the theatres in 2019, Chunky Panday was the sole actor in the Panday household. Then came Ananya Panday, who created waves with just her first film with Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, and became a promising talent in just her first year in the industry with two successful films - SOTY 2 and Pati Patni Aur Woh. Soon after, while the world was trapped at home in lockdown, her mother and Chunky’s wife, Bhavana Pandey made her digital debut with The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives.
Now, Chunky's younger daughter Rysa is the only one who isn’t actively working in the film industry. So, one must assume she must be the voice of reason and the most impartial voice in the house. Mention that to Chunky and he responds, “Rysa is like a politician, she is so diplomatic and never says anything. She is a big film buff and she wants to become a big director one day, at least that’s what she tells us. Now what she will become after two years, let’s see.”
Chunky shares that Ananya wanted to be a veterinarian four years ago, but ended up becoming a heroine. So, now that his younger one wants to become a director, he wants to wait and see what she ends up doing. “Although, she is a very head strong and creative girl and she is a good critic. Outside she won’t say anything, but within the family, she openly tells us if she likes anything or not. It’s black or white for her, nothing in between,” he reveals.
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