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Sisters before misters, anyday! Lucky are those who are still friends with the peers whom they have dedicated letters to, in school. You may change schools, colleges and cities but your friendship with childhood buddies remains intact. Someone, who knows you and your traits more than you know yourself, someone whom you can call even at 4 am to tell him/her about a bad dream you had and how you secretly have developed a crush for the boy in the last bench! Friendships like this are hard to find and in case you do, do not, we repeat, do not let them go! Meanwhile take a cue from childhood besties, Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan about how to maintain childhood bonds. (Do Read: Varun Dhawan's Family Snapped Outside Natasha Dalal's House Post Her Birthday Dinner [Pictures])
In a recent interview with SpotboyE, Ananya Panday’s mother, Bhavna Panday had shared a very interesting account of Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan from their childhood. The star mommy had shared that B-town BFF’s, Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter), Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter) and Ananya Panday (Chunky Panday’s daughter), would all huddle together during birthday parties and used to dance to Bollywood songs! Even Ananya had vouched for the same in an interview and had revealed, “When we were young, during our family gatherings, we would put together shows and perform in front of our parents. Shah Rukh sir would record us on a handycam, and we would make short films out of them."
It was all about this day, that year! The star kid trio, Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan, have all grown up into beautiful damsels and are soon all set to make their big Bollywood debut. Just a day ahead of the release of her daughter, Ananya Panday’s, Student of The Year 2, her star mommy, Bhavna Panday took to Instagram and posted an adorable video of a baby Ananya and Shanaya, decked up in traditional, with mehendi-adorned hands. In the video, we could also spot Shanaya’s mommy, Maheep Kapoor in the background. Bhavna captioned the video with an array of heart emojis and tagged the three leads in the video. Check it out here:
In fact, just a few days back, Ananya Panday took to Instagram and posted a throwback picture from her childhood days, wherein both she and her bestie, Shanaya Kapoor were cuddled in their mommy’s arms. Since it was for her best friend’s mother, Maheep Kapoor’s birthday, Ananya had written the words, “Happy Birthday Dude. Love you always Maheep Kapoor”, atop the picture. Take a look at the same below:
Talking about Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan’s friendship, did you know that the former hadn’t told them about #SOTY2 for a long time? Yes, revealing the same in an interview, Ananya had shared, "I didn't tell them about SOTY 2 for a long time because I didn't want to disappoint them in case it didn't work out. They are always posting my links and speaking to people about me”. (Must Read: Soni Razdan Comments On Alia Bhatt And Ranbir Kapoor's Secret Wedding At Lake Como, Italy)
Ananya Pandya is not a trained actor but it is her best friends who she had played acting games with! Yes, Ananya had shared in an interview, “I've always wanted to be an actor, but I'm not a trained actor. I've just played 'acting games' with Suhana Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's daughter) and Shanaya Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor's daughter), imitating our moms Gauri, Bhavna and all. (Smiles) I've pursued drama in school. Since my grandparents were doctors and I love biology as a subject, I almost had this moment in life when I thought I'll be a doctor. But no, acting is my calling. I'm a very filmi bachcha.”
In an interview with IB Times, Ananya Panday had shared that she, along with her besties, Suhana Khan and Shanaya Kapoor would love to be cast in this movie together, “Suhana's going to NYU (New York University) for studying acting and I think that's amazing. She is such a good actor if you've seen her videos online. I've always seen her act and loved how she is. We don't have any serious conversations about acting. We're like sisters so, it's the fun and fluffy stuff. But if anyone is making a film on three best friends, please cast Suhana, Shanaya and I – maybe a Dil Chahta Hai 2!”
What were Suhana Khan and Shanaya Kapoor’s reaction upon seeing her in the Student Of The Year 2 trailer? Ananya Panday had revealed, “Suhana and Shanaya were so excited seeing me in the SOTY 2 trailer. I don't think they can believe it that I'm actually in a film. Even I can't believe it! When I saw the trailer, I thought it was someone else's film, but then I realised it's us on the screen. It's not sunk in yet. We always send each other pictures on the Charlie's Angels group that we have on WhatsApp. There's just so much love around SOTY 2.” (Also Read: Irrfan Khan Pens Emotional Yet Strong Note On Returning To Work After Battling With Brain Tumour)
Guys, would you like to watch a Dil Chahta Hain sequel which would star Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan, together? Keep us posted!