Young Bollywood sensation Ananya Panday has a lot to say about stuff when it comes to debates and conversations and talked about her idea of love that would lead to a perfect relationship as she sat for a candid chat.
Ananya is mentally prepared for a chat that will ensue post release of her relationship drama in the film Gehraiyaan that highlights the concept of infidelity.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the actress said, “While I was growing up, I watched a lot of Shah Rukh Khan’s (actor) films, and I wanted an ideal man who would be madly in love with me and look at me with love struck eyes. After a while, I realized that love is a lot about communication and friendship.”
While Ananya has never made her relationship official, rumours suggest that she is dating her Khaali Peeli co-star Ishaan Khatter. From holidaying to partying together, the duo has been spotted together several times and left netizens wondering if they are more than just good friends. Coming back to Ananya, she also spoke about her character in Gehraiyaan and said that she has always been attracted to complex characters which help her evolve as an actor and as a person too. "I'm hoping this paves way for more complex, flawed, powerful and strong female characters," added Ananya.
When the trailer of Gehraiyaan was unveiled, it started a debate on social media about infidelity. On this, Ananya clarified that her film is not glorifying or promoting infidelity, but observing a story of four people. "We aren't endorsing and glorifying infidelity; we're simply observing how four people would behave in a certain situation. But everyone will have a different opinion on it and I'm looking forward to the debates going to take place," said Ananya.
In the same interview, she also lauded her co-star Deepika Padukone and said that she's as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.
Despite the fact that cheating is a deal-breaker for her, Panday claims that working on the Shakun Batra directed film taught her not to judge others or their decisions.
Referring to it a learning experience, she also hopes that the film marks a new career trajectory for her. She says, “I’ve always been attracted to complex characters which help me evolve as an actor and hopefully, as a person too. I’m hoping this paves way for more complex, flawed, powerful and strong female characters.”