Remember the latest episode of Newcomers Roundtable 2019’ with actors Tara Sutaria, Vishal Jethwa, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Abhimanyu Dassani and Saloni Batra? For the uninitiated, the candid conversation hosted by film critic Rajeev Masand broke the Internet for its savagery courtesy Gully Boy star Siddhant Chaturvedi. The discussion on nepotism made Pati, Patni Aur Woh star Ananya Pandey reveal that she is grateful for the opportunities she had received in the industry due to her father Chunkey Pandey and said that she often overcompensates for the same given that everyone has their own struggles.
To this, actor Siddhant Chaturvedi had savagely replied, “Everybody has their own struggle. The difference is jahaan humare sapne poore hote hain, wahi inka struggle shuru hota hai (their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled).” Recently, the actor duo were seen celebrating filmmaker Karan Johar’s twin kids, Roohi and Yash Johar’s third birthday. Taking to his Instagram handle later, Siddhant shared a picture where he and Ananya are seen sitting with Roohi in her inflated Barbie car. Taking a dig at Ananya, Siddhant captioned it, “Roohi listening to one of Annie aunty’s cheesy bed time stories, while Yash saves inflated Iron-man from the evil ceiling. Happy birthday Roohi & Yash! (sic)”
Quick to respond, Ananya commented, “Aunty…(sic)” with a tears of laughter emoji and fans could help but end up in splits too.
Ananya Panday’s comment on Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Instagram post
Ananya too shared a slew of pictures with the toddlers flanking her along with a flood of their toys. Her birthday wish for them read, “sitting in a barbie inflatable car while looking for a spider man balloon happy bday Yash and Roohi #Munchkins (sic).”
Three years back, in 2017, Karan welcomed Yash and Roohi via surrogacy. In an interview with a leading news agency earlier, the director talked about how his kids fill the void of having no romantic relationship in life. Karan revealed that he is so much in love with his kids that he no longer feels the need of having someone else in life to love him. The director of successful films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, My Name Is Khan and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham among others also talked about how both his kids treat him differently. Karan said while his son comes running to him every time he comes back home, Roohi is a ‘grandmother’s child’ and he has to chase her to get a hug or a kiss.