Ananya Panday is a 'massive Alia Bhatt fan'

Wednesday 27th July 2022 07:34 EDT

Ananya Panday showered praises on fellow actress Alia Bhatt in a new interview. She made her acting debut with the 2019 film ‘Student of the Year 2’, while Alia made her debut with ‘Student of the Year’ in 2012. Ananya said she was always looking forward to her work, and spoke about being a “massive Alia Bhatt fan”.

In an interview, she said she was learning about cinema by watching “some of the stuff that the greats have created.” In the last two years, she has begun to consume cinema from around the world and “enjoyed some of the titles in Indian regional cinema.” When asked which “greats” have influenced her, Ananya mentioned Alia, Allu Arjun, and Natalie Portman.

“I have been a massive Alia Bhatt fan all along. I am vocal about it. I love her work and I love her spirit. I am always looking forward to her work. There’s so much she packs in, with so much nuance and novelty and she has some amazing pieces of work to her credit,” Ananya said.

Speaking of Allu and Natalie, Ananya said she makes it a point to watch something new every day and get inspired. She called him the ‘coolest’. “Allu Arjun is another actor whose work I’ve just begun to follow and I think he is the coolest person ever. I make it a point to watch something new every day and get inspired by it in some form. Like I saw 'Closer' and I loved Natalie Portman’s work. She was awesome in that character. So, the idea is to be inspired every day of the year,” Ananya said.

Ananya, who was last seen in Shakun Batra's ‘Gehraiyaan’, along with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Deepika Padukone, will soon be seen in the upcoming film ‘Liger’. The film is set to hit theatres on August 26 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages. Ananya also has ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan ‘with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav, which is expected to release in 2023.

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