Ananya Panday reveals her father Chunky Panday's advice that inspired her to do Liger, here's what the actress said
Liger is an upcoming mass entertainer that revolves around an underdog MMA fighter and his struggles. The film stars Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, while Ananya plays his love interest. It is set to arrive in theatres on August 25.
Ananya Panday is all geared up for the release of her upcoming pan-India film, Liger . Ahead of the release on August 25, the actress is leaving no stone unturned to promote the film. In a recent interview, she revealed that her father and actor Chunky Panday has a significant role in choosing scripts for her. And when she was approached for Liger, his father was the happiest as he had always been gung-ho about her doing a massy film.
Liger is an upcoming mass entertainer that revolves around an underdog MMA fighter and his struggles. The film stars Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role, while Ananya plays his love interest. The Puri Jagannadh directorial also has Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, and legendary boxer Mike Tyson’s extended cameo. Also read: Liger Song Aafat: Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday's chemistry is raising the temperatures and how
On being asked if she had any talk with her dad about Liger, Ananya said that Chunky has always been persistent about a massy film. She said that her father feels that these films are his brand of cinema and he wants her to get a taste of them. "My dad, always since I started, when I discussed about movies with mom, he used to say, 'You have to do a massy film. You have to do a massy film' because that's his brand of cinema that he has loved being a part of and loved watching as an audience. So that's why he wants me to get a taste of that and be a part of a film that is loved by so many people and that causes so much happiness and goes down through the years,” she told Bollywood Hungama.
Further, The Pati Patni Aur Woh actress said that she has watched her father’s movie Aankhen and mentioned that he loves the concept of massy movies. “Aankhen for example. I still watch it. I love it so much and I laugh so much. The idea of bringing joy to so many people after so many years, he just loves the concept of it. He has been so gungho about me doing a massy film. When I told him about this film, he said, 'You have to do it. You have to be a part of this film. I want to be a part of this film'. So he is the happiest person and is on cloud 9," she added.
Meanwhile, Ananya was last seen in Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan alongside Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Besides Liger, the actress also has Kho Gaye Hum Kahan with Siddhant and Adarsh Gourav in her kitty. Recently, she also bagged the role opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in the Dream Girl sequel.