Chunky Panday , father of Ananya Panday , may be a veteran actor in the Bollywood industry but he has seen his fair share of highs and lows. In a candid conversation about his acting life with Entertainment Reports, he opens up about the dark phase of his life in an exclusive chat show called Entertainment Shots with Surabhi. The actor, who debuted in 1987 with Aag Hi Aag and then went on to deliver some hits, soon found himself without any work and the situation became so dire that he did not even have money to throw engaging parties like he used to.
“I could not have parties. Main famous parties rakhta tha but I did not have money to throw a party and feed people and you know give them alcohol to drink. So, I stopped doing all that. I stopped going out,” he told Entertainment Reports.
Looks like acting prowess and inclination to work in the industry is not the only thing Ananya Panday inherited from her father Chunky Panday. The 22-year-old actor, who made her debut in 2019 with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2 also enjoys a good party. As has been seen from the numerous clicks which have gone viral on the internet, Ananya Panday is a regular in the party scene in Mumbai.
Ananya Panday is mostly seen hanging out with her best friend Suhana Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter as well as Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya Kapoor. But this is exactly what might have landed the young actress into hot water. In relation to the Mumbai cruise drug case, which got Suhana’s elder brother Aryan Khan arrested, the Narcotics Control Bureau has now summoned Ananya for questioning on Thursday, 21st October,2021. Reportedly her name came up in the WhatsApp chats retrieved by NCB from Aryan’s mobile.
Ananya Panday is a name that is infamously tangled with the problem of nepotism within the Bollywood industry and now she has also been connected with the other huge issue bothering the industry people recently; drug consumption. Since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the name of a number of celebrities have come up in connection with the usage of drugs and all of them have been summoned by NCB. Supposedly, she has not been called on suspicion of consuming or owning drugs but just for questioning and it may all lead to nothing. However, her summoning and interrogation by Sandeep Wankhede underline how serious the issue is that even Bollywood star kids are not getting exemption as they have been till now.