Ananya Equates Struggle To Not Appearing On Koffee With Karan, ‘Gully Boy’ Corrects Her

‘Nepotism’ has become the word of the decade, thanks to Kangana Ranaut’s badass stint on Koffee With Karan where she called out the super-privileged star-kids in Bollywood. Ever since, every B-towner has been sharing their take on the matter.

Talking about the latest, Chunkey Panday’s daughter Ananya who made her big Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions’ Student Of The Year 2, opened up about nepotism and her struggles in the industry.

Sharing that everyone has their own share of struggles in the industry, Ananya said that despite having a long career, her father Chunkey has not yet bagged a Dharma film or appeared on Koffee With Karan, reports HT.

“I have always wanted to be an actor. Just because my dad has been an actor, I will never say no to an opportunity to act. My dad has never been in a Dharma film, he never went on Koffee With Karan. So it’s not as easy as people say. Everyone has their own journey and their own struggle,” she said.

The actress also shared how she ‘overcompensates’ sometimes so that people don’t blame her for taking her privileged stardom lightly. “When SOTY 2 got delayed by a year, my dad actually didn’t even congratulate me till the film released because that’s how fickle the industry is. That’s how dispensable people are. Anything can happen, it can get shelved, it can release after years and he knows that,” she said.

“Mine has been a lot of personal experience, I have seen my dad go through so many things that I don’t take anything too seriously. I overcompensate sometimes. I am so scared that people may say that ‘oh you are taking things too lightly’ so I will come extra early to places. I am so happy that I have this chance,” Ananya added, reports India Today.

An ‘outsider’ Siddhant Chaturvedi, who was also a part of the interview panel quickly agreed to Ananya’s statement that everybody has their own share of struggles in the industry, and added, “the difference is ‘jahaan humare sapne poore hote hain, wahi inka struggle shuru hota hai (their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled).”

Siddhant’s savage response to Ananya’s ‘struggle’ and ‘nepotism’ remarks is gaining a lot of traction on the internet.

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