Ananya Panday on Gehraiyaan: "Was drawn to how real, grey and complex the characters were"
Ananya Panday opened up about the experience of working with Shakun Batra for Gehraiyaan. She also called the team of the film like a 'family' who did not make her feel 'new'.
Recently, the makers of Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan released intriguing posters and the teaser of the film, starring Ananya Panday, Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa in the lead. Netizens loved Ananya's look as Tia in the film's posters and teaser and now, in a recent chat, she has opened up about working with experienced people like Deepika, Siddhant and Shakun. Ananya, who is just 3 films old, was paired opposite stars like Deepika and Siddhant in Shakun's film.
Speaking to about it to a leading daily, Ananya said, "If I’ve learned anything, it’s that acting is a lot of reacting. So, on the contrary, it’s always a blessing to have stronger performances opposite you to feed. The whole team was working in synergy, and we were like a family where no one made me feel like I was new in any way."
Ananya further added, "Shakun is a dream director for me. I’m a huge fan of his previous work and I was hoping and praying for a chance to work with him. I was drawn to how real, grey and complex the characters were. It was all in the writing for me — everything felt so honest and natural. I felt there was a lot I could borrow of myself for the part."
Ananya received a lot of love from the industry as well as her friends and fans when the teaser of Gehraiyaan came out. Apart from this, Ananya also has 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan' and Pan India film, 'Liger' in the pipeline.