Updated December 31st, 2023 at 15:09 IST

Chunky Panday says he has 'set the bar high' for Ananya's boyfriends amid dating rumours with Aditya

Chunky Panday narrated an anecdote from Ananya Panday's childhood wherein he got Lady Gaga to sing for her. The actor assured her boyfriends need to match up.

Ananya Panday | Image:Instagram

Ananya Panday is rumoured to be dating Aditya Roy Kapur for more than a year now. While the couple has never openly accepted the relationship, their holidays, public spotting and appearances together have fuelled the linkup reports. Amid the rumours, Ananya’s father and actor Chunky Panday claimed he has pampered his daughter too much and has set high standards for whoever her boyfriend is. 

When Chunky Panday got Lady Gaga to sing for Ananya Panday 

In the book Raising Stars, by Rashmi Uchil, Chunky Panday detailed how Ananya Panday has been a pampered girl since she was the firstborn in the family. He recalled welcoming his daughter exactly nine months and 16 days after tying the knot with his wife Bhavana. He further stated, “Ananya was part of our very first wedding anniversary. We do not know life as a married couple without Ananya.” 

Annaya Panday and Chunky Panday file photo | Image: Instagram 

Recalling how he once got Lady Gaga to sing for her daughter on her birthday. He quipped, “I’m a-joking. I’m not rich enough to get Lady Gaga to sing for me. It so happened that Ananya and her friends had accompanied me to the Grand Prix in Delhi. Lady Gaga was there to perform for the inaugural ceremony. I told her that it was Ananya’s birthday and she spontaneously broke into a song. All those present joined her and sang along, ‘Happy Birthday to you.’ It was a very sweet gesture on her part. She made Ananya’s day.”


Chunky Panday says he has set the bar high for Ananya’s boyfriends 

In the same conversation, the Housefull actor reiterated that Ananya has been a pampered girl and so whoever chooses to date her will have to match up to his standards od treating her. He asserted, “I have pampered both my girls and my niece so much. I have set the bar too high. It will be very difficult for their boyfriends to match. I got Lady Gaga to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ for Ananya on her birthday. If her boyfriend can manage to do that, I will consider him to be worthy enough to get lucky with Ananya.” 

Aditya Roy Kapur, Ananya Panday with the actress's family | Image: Instagram 

Interestingly, Chunky Panday’s statement comes amid Ananya Panday’s reportedly budding romance with Aashiqui actor Aditya Roy Kapur. 


Published December 31st, 2023 at 15:09 IST