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I am already feeling like star's father: Chunky Panday on daughter Ananya's debut

Father Chunky Panday thinks that Ananya was born for Dharma.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 13, 2018 21:13 IST ]

Chunky Panday and Ananya Panday

Chunky Panday's daughter Ananya Panday is making her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar's Student of The Year 2. Directed by Punit Malhotra, the movie stars Baaghi 2 actor Tiger Shroff and newbie Tara Sutaria. Just like Ananya, her father Chunky Panday is also excited regarding her debut.

Talking about Ananya bagging her first film, Chunky said that he is already feeling like a star's father. In an interview to Spotboye.com, the actor said that he informed his parents about his first film, two days before the first shoot and similarly he also came to know about Ananya's SOTY 2 much later. 

Revealing how his daughter bagged SOTY 2, Chunky said, ''Ananya auditioned for it even before she had completed her 12th and I think she knew it quite soon that she has been cast. But you see, she is very good in her studies. She had even enrolled in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and New York University (NYU) but since the movie was happening, we delayed her admission for a year. Now, it remains to be seen if she ever goes there (laughs)''.

Chunky said that Ananya was quite clear that she wanted to get into acting. He said that he couldn't have asked for anything better than debut with Dharma Productions. ''I think Ananya was born for Dharma. It’s a dream come true,'' he said.

When asked about any piece of advice he has given to his daughter on her maiden voyage, Chunky said: ''I have told her to not imitate anyone. She shouldn’t hurt anybody. She shouldn’t try to beat anybody else other than her own self. I have told her: You will be writing your own story''.

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