Ananya Panday recently shares that she is excited for 2021. Further explaining she says – “It’s a mix of everything. Both are very different films. Shakun’s film is what he calls a domestic noir, very different from what’s been done before. I’m very excited to be working with him, Deepika and Sid, we’ve all bonded and become really close. Plus, the shooting experience in Goa after so long, it feels like I have another family on that set. Shakun is my bucket list director. Working with Puri (Jagannathan, director of Fighter) sir was a completely different experience. It’s an out and out masala action comedy, he’s the best at that. It’s a pan India film, releasing in four different languages”.
When asked about feeling like making a pan0india film, Ananya Panday says – “It makes me nervous. When I had to debut in Hindi with Student of the Year 2, it made me excited yet anxious. Now, it’s like entering four industries at the same time! There’s the same thought process, ‘Will I be accepted? Will people like me?’ India is such a big place, with so much love, culture, everyone loves movies and watching them. I hope I find a place in those industries as well. We will shoot it primarily in two languages simultaneously — Telugu and Hindi”.
Talking about 2020 she says – “If I’ve to use one word, it will probably be ‘growth’. Initially, it felt like everything has come to standstill, I can’t do anything. Just sitting at home, there was a lot of personal growth, a lot of things I learnt about myself. The kind of work I want to do… I don’t think I spent so much time just with myself and my thoughts, because once I did start working on SOTY, it was back to back, next was Pati, Patni Aur Woh (2019), Khaali Peeli, I did not have time to sit down and register, and be grateful. A lot of that happened. Khaali Peeli was a big exciting moment, and a very special film for all of us involved. Even though it had an OTT release, it had fun elements like drive in theatre release”.