Connect with us
Saturday,22-January-2022
Breaking News

Bollywood

Chunky Panday: I’m proud to be Ananya Panday’s dad (Ld)

Published

on

Chunky-Panday-&-ananya-panday

 Actor Chunky Panday makes no bones about being known as actress Ananya Panday’s father and says that he always wants to be known as that.

Ananya is Chunky’s elder daughter, who made her big Bollywood debut in 2019 with Karan Johar’s “Student Of The Year 2”.

In just two years, the 22-year-old has been one of the most talked about personalities in the industry and has garnered a fan following of over 3,157,000 followers on Twitter and 19.6 million on Instagram.

She even has a great lineup of films such as Shakun Batra’s yet-untitled next starring Deepika Padukone and Vijay Deverakonda starrer “Liger”.

Talking about his daughter’s growing success, Chunky reminisced about the time when his father shared the excitement of being known as the “Aankhen” actor’s father.

“Years before I had become an actor, I had very famous doctor parents. I was always known as Doctor Panday’s son, naughty son,” Chunky told IANS.

He added: “Then one day after becoming an actor in 1987, I remember my father was in Delhi attending a heart surgeons’ conference and when he was introduced on stage he was introduced as Doctor Panday, who also happens to be actor Chunky Panday’s father and my father was so excited.”

“In fact, there were no mobile phones then but he called me up on an STD line and said ‘Chunky, I am very proud of you. I have been introduced as your father’,” the actor recalled.

Chunky feels exactly the same for Ananya.

“The same goes now, I think when I am introduced as Ananya’s father anywhere, it’s pure excitement and happiness. I think seeing her success is making me happier than seeing my own success. When my success was happening I was too busy working,” said the 58-year-old actor.

“With hers, yes, I am working but it really makes me proud and it is 10-fold more to see a child succeed at something.”

He asserted: “Yes, I am proud to be Ananya Panday’s dad and I always want to be known as that. And I have another daughter Rysa Panday, I want to be known as her dad, too.”

Bollywood

Ranveer to Deepika: My ‘babygirl lookin like a Fazillion buxxx’

Published

on

By

Bollywood’s livewire star Ranveer Singh seems to be in awe of his actress wife Deepika Padukone’s performance in the upcoming film ‘Gehraiyaan’ and praised her by saying his “baby girl lookin like a fazillion bux”.

Ranveer, who does not shy away from professing his love for his wife on social media, posted a picture of Deepika from the film.

“Moody, sexy and intense!!!A Domestic noir ? Sign me up! All the favs @shakunbatra @ananyapanday @siddhantchaturvedi @dhairyakarwa Naseer the Legend! and my babygirl lookin like a Fazillion buxxx @deepikapadukone produced by the sexiest of them all @karanjohar.”

Directed by Shakun Batra, Amazon Original Movie ‘Gehraiyaan’ stars Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Dhairya Karwa as leads along with Nasseruddin Shah and Rajat Kapur in pivotal roles

Jointly produced by Viacom18 Studios, Dharma Productions and Shakun Batra’s Jouska Films, the movie will have its World Premiere exclusively on Prime Video on February 11.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

On 11 years of ‘Dhobi Ghat’, Prateik Babbar calls the film a game-changer

Published

on

By

As ‘Dhobi Ghat’ completes 11 years on Friday, actor Prateik Babbar maintains that the film was a game-changer for him.

The Kiran Rao directorial, which also stars Aamir Khan and Monica Dogra, allowed Prateik to explore his potential as an actor.

While talking about the same, Prateik said: ‘Dhobi Ghat’ was a game-changer for me. Not only because it minted the fame that it did, but it also taught me a lot as an actor.

The actor said that it opened up the boundaries with regard to experimentation for his performance: “There was a lot I could explore with my character, and it allowed me to learn more nuances of acting. I still can’t believe it has been 11 years since the film. It feels surreal!”

Meanwhile, Prateik Babbar has a packed calendar for the year as he is gearing up for multiple projects, including ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Four More Shots Please! S3’, ‘Woh Ladki Hain Kahan’ with Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi, and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘India Lockdown’.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Ayushmann: ‘An Action Hero’ is mounted at a scale that deserves to be shot in big locations

Published

on

By

Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana, who is currently in London shooting for his next, ‘An Action Hero’, is excited to be shooting for the first time in the UK as it will help him explore the beauty of the country, its art and heritage.

The film, directed by debutant Anirudh Iyer, will see Ayushmann essaying the role of an action star, who indulges in real-life action for the reasons that will be revealed during the course of the film.

The actor reveals that a film like aAn Action Hero’ required a certain scale of canvas. Hence, shooting in London was essential.

He says: “This is the first time that I will be shooting in London and I’m quite excited to explore and see the beauty of the country from close quarters.

“‘An Action Hero’ is mounted at a scale that deserves to be shot in big locations. So, while we will film in some gorgeous places of India, we will also shoot at some really breath-taking places in the United Kingdom which I’m sure the audiences will love to see on the big screen.”

Talking about the blessings that come with the profession of acting, he says: “We actors are blessed because our profession takes us to remarkable places, makes us meet and collaborate with incredible people and also helps us make fantastical memories.

“Through the course of my career, I have always loved to travel to new places and thankfully I have been presented with opportunities that allow me to travel to so many beautiful locations in the world.”

‘An Action Hero’ is being produced by Aanand L. Rai’s Colour Yellow Production and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.

Continue Reading

Trending