Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 21:33 IST

Ananya Panday says she has altered her film choice so that people take her seriously as an actor

Ananya Panday is all set to healdine the film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan. Ahead of the release, the actress opened up about changing her choices in films.

Ananya Panday | Image:ananyapanday/Instagram

Ananya Panday is currently gearing up for the release of her film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan. The Dream Girl 2 actress will star in the film alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gorav. The movie will premiere on a digital platform on December 26. In a new interview, the actress spoke about changing her choices in films as she is growing older. 

Ananya Panday talks about her choices evolving as she grows older 

The actor, who debuted with Student of the Year 2, earned critical acclaim for her performance in Shakun Batra-directed Gehraiyaan from the same banner. While fans noticed a shift in her choices post Gehraiyaan, Panday called it a “natural progression", whether it is her latest film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan from Zoya Akhtar's banner or her upcoming cyber-thriller Control by Vikramaditya Motwane.

Ananya Panday file photo | Image: Ananya Panday/Instagram

"I’ve always wanted people to take me seriously as an actor. It's not that it (choices) changed after Gehraiyaan. I'm in my 20s, I’m growing up and there are different things that I’m relating to. There are different kinds of stories I want to do. It’s simultaneous with my growth as a person. My choices are also changing. It’s a ripple effect," the actor, 25, told PTI in an interview. "I'm not making any conscious decisions. I’ve my wishlist and I’m secretly manifesting who I want to work with but nothing works like good work. I’m trying to focus on that,” Panday added. The actor said she is grateful that filmmakers like Batra, Akhtar and Motwane "believed that if I could work with them, I could back a film for them". Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is set to stream on Netflix from December 26 and also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi, Adarsh Gourav and Kalki Koechlin.


Ananya Panday finds Kho Gaye Hum Kahan ‘relatable’ and hopes the audience does too 

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is set to stream on Netflix from December 26 and also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi, Adarsh Gourav and Kalki Koechlin. The coming-of-digital-age drama revolves around three best friends as they navigate life while striving to balance their online identities with their true selves. Pandey hopes the movie resonates with people of her age.


“I found it very relatable and I felt if I can find it relatable, then there are so many people out there, who will. There are films that define every generation. I feel like being a part, hopefully, of something that people will look back years later and be like, ‘Oh, that’s ahead of time or that spoke of our generation and we related to it’," she said. Kho Gaye Hum Kahan is directed by debutant director Arjun Varain Singh and produced by Excel Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and Tiger Baby’s Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar.


(With inputs from PTI) 


Published December 23rd, 2023 at 21:33 IST