Salman Khan is the Godfather of many star kids from Arjun Kapoor to Sooraj Pancholi, then from Sonakshi Sinha to Athiya Shetty. From offering Arjun his personal gym for training to providing Sooraj with a second chance, Salman played the perfect guiding angel for these two actors.
In the last seven years, Sonakshi has made her presence felt in film industry with a variety of roles, Athiya, on the other hand, has already begun shooting for her second film Mubarakan.
After giving these star kids’ career a 360 degree turn, Salman has now taken Chunky Pandey’s daughter Ananya under his wings. While the likes of Sara Ali Khan, Jhanvi Kapoor and Ahan Shetty still await their big Bollywood debuts, Ananya has found her perfect mentor in the 51-year-old actor.
Ananya recently completed her graduation and according to Mirror sources, she is currently celebrating her graduation in Goa with her friends and as soon as she’s back, she’s going to start training under the guidance of famous celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala.
The report quoted a source saying, “Ananya is currently in Goa with her school friends to celebrate her graduation. When she is back, she will start pursuing her Bollywood dreams more seriously. Her cousin Ahaan Panday (Chunky’s brother Chiki, and Deanne Panday’s son) has also been prepping for a Bollywood debut. The two youngsters have been exchanging notes about their filmi plans.”
She has also enrolled into dance classes and had been taking short-term, acting classes. Looks like the pretty girl has already started prepping for her Bollywood debut!
In an interaction with Mirror, father Chunky Pandey said, “Yes, Ananya wants to be an actress and she had informed me about her decision sometime ago. Be it Ahaan or Ananya, I want the kids to create their own identity and be a brand in their own right.”
With Ananya joining Salman’s camp, it would be interesting to see if this new star kid on the block is ready to give tough competition to her contemporaries.