As we all know that Bollywood actress Ananya Panday who made her debut in the Dharma Productions movie Student of The year 2 alongside Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria in the year 2019. Since then Ananya has emerged as a hardworking actress in the industry and his father actor Chunky Panday feels proud of her.
Recently talking about his daughter’s growing success. Chunky reminisced about when his father shared the excitement of being known as the “Aankhen” actor’s father. “Years before I had become an actor, I had very famous doctor parents. I was always known as Doctor Panday’s son, naughty son,” Chunky told IANS.
He further added that “Then one day after becoming an actor in 1987, I remember my father was in Delhi attending a heart surgeons’ conference, and when he was introduced on stage, he was introduced as Doctor Panday, who also happens to be actor Chunky Panday’s father and my father was so excited.”
“There were no mobile phones then, but he called me up on an STD line. Said, ‘Chunky, I am very proud of you. I have been introduced as your father’,” the actor recalled. Chunky Panday feels the same for Ananya.
“The same goes now, and I think when I am introduced as Ananya’s father anywhere, it’s pure excitement and happiness. I think seeing her success is making me happier than seeing my success. When my success was happening I was too busy working,” said the 58-year-old actor. “With hers, yes, I am working, but it makes me proud, and it is 10-fold more to see a child succeed at something.”
“Yes, I am proud to be Ananya Panday’s dad, and I always want to be known as that. And I have another daughter Rysa Panday. I want to be known as her dad, too,” said Actor Chunky Panday.