Ananya Panday has become a legit star now. Her debut film Student Of The Year 2 has hit the screens and has managed to earn decent figures at the Box Office. Now, in her latest interview with an entertainment portal, the debutant opened up on how she always wanted to be an actor and why she chose films over education. Ananya gave a Mother’s Day special interview with her mom Bhavana Panday who revealed she was never given any inkling that it’s easy for her to get into movies considering her father Chunky Panday belongs to the same business.

In her interaction with Pinkvilla, Ananya said that her parents have been very supportive but realistic as well. She revealed that none of her parents ever made her believe that she didn’t need to give an audition to get a film. Ananya added that her parents always told her to complete her education before taking up acting in mainstream cinema. She was quoted by the portal saying, “Even when they saw me in plays and stuff, they were very clear that audition if you want to but they also wanted me to complete my education. They never made me feel that things will come to me on a silver plate.” The Shreya of SOTY 2 said that both Bhavana and Chunky maintained that movies are not easy and if she wants to work in the industry, she will have to take it a like a dream and then work hard to fulfil it.

When asked about the first time Ananya told her about joining the film industry, Bhavana Panday said that Ananya always used to say the same. The mother of two revealed that Ananya chose her career in films over her admission into USC (University of South California). She was quoted saying, “She said it quite a few times but we kept asking her to finish her education. But I remember she became really serious about it when she got into USC which is the college she wanted to be in. Then, she got this offer around the same time and then she decided to take this offer over college, which she again struggled to get to. She told me she wants to give it her full and this is what she wants to do.”