Ananya Panday on working with Kartik Aaryan: ‘I love spending time with him’
Even though Student of The Year 2 (SOTY2) is her debut film, Ananya Panday didn’t have to wait till the film’s release to hit headlines. Thanks to her link-up stories with Kartik Aaryan, the young actor has been in the news for some time now. Ask Ananya if Kartik is the special one in her life, and she says with laugh: “Let me put it this way, he is a very good friend. We’re also doing a film together [Pati Patni Aur Woh] and have a very comfortable equation. We get along really well. I love spending time with him.”
Work-wise too, Ananya has a special equation with the Luka Chuppi star. As she says: “While working with him, I have realised what a selfless person he is. For instance, whenever we did a scene together [during the film’s first schedule], I noticed that he never thought only about his lines. Instead, he was like, ‘how to make the scene better?’ Otherwise too, Kartik has been really helpful to me. Since I am new, I think I need all the help that I can get. That way, he has been extremely supportive.”
The 20-year-old, who is yet to shoot a majority of her portions in Pati Patni Aur Woh, says being “selfless” is a “great quality” in any actor. “Talking about my experience, if I do a scene in a certain way and Kartik believes that it could work out better in another manner then he always tells me. And at this stage of my career, I really need that,” says the actor, who is basking in the glory of all the appreciation she has been getting for her outing in SOTY2.
A father-daughter comedy?
Although Chunky Panday’s daughter is already busy with her second film [Pati Patni Aur Woh], she jumps at the idea of teaming up with her father. “That would be so much fun. I hope someone makes a comedy, featuring a father and daughter. Can someone please make this happen? You know, dad has never come on my films’ set. So, I’ve a feeling that he will be very professional on the set [with me]. I feel he won’t be like my papa (laughs). He will be a dedicated actor and that will be so cool,” she says.
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