Learnt How To Laugh At Myself From My Father: Ananya Panday on trolls

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 02 May 2019

Trolls and memes on the unreal portrayal of student life in the film Student of the Year 2, followed soon after the film’s trailer release. Critics have been quick to slam the makers of the film deeming it as a glamorous showing of the student life. Defending the film, its makers and actors have replied that the idea was to create a fantasy and that the world it shows is fictional.

Director Punit Malhotra and the cast of Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday have time and again, defended the movie. Recently in an interview, Ananya opened up on the issue. She said: “I love all the memes and trolls that are coming on my way… I think since Koffee With Karan, my expression became the subject of memes and I love sharing it with my friends. I put it on my social media stories. It is really funny… honestly.”

Being the daughter of actor Chunky Pandey, Ananya has seen how her father has been trolled and many memes are made on him on social media. She further added, “I am so familiar with the whole thing (of social media memes and trolling) that I saw how my father can laugh at himself.”

Also making her debut in the film is Tara Sutaria, who admitted that trolls and memes are a part of a celebs’ lives these days. She said, “Initially, trolling did affect me but now I know that it is a part and parcel of our job…and especially with a film like SOTY 2, where we are trying to create a world that is larger than life.

“I think even when the first Student Of The Year (SOTY) came, there was criticism that the film faced. But now we all take it in good spirit. I have learnt it too… I think because he took it such a positive way, now that I get trolled or something, I take it positively. It doesn’t affect me,” concluded Tara.

Tara, Tiger, and Ananya are currently busy in the promotion of the film, as Student of the Year 2 is slated to hit theatres on 10th May.

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