Ananya Panday is internet’s new obsession among the other star kids including late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan. First Ananya’s fake university admission reports and then dating Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan; she has been the center of attention ever since her debut was announced. She has been handling all the criticism and trolls like a pro. She also has come up with ‘So Positive’ a Digital Social Responsibility that helps you fight with cyber bullying.
Recently in an interview with Pinkvilla, Ananya spoke about this initiative and said, “I don’t think there was any such moment. I was exposed to social media very early on and I saw a lot of hate being directed at such a young age, not just at me but also other people around me. So I think, there wasn’t any definite moment but over time seeing people deal with hate and toxicity made me kind of realise.”
Ananya also mentioned how she doesn’t like the trolls taking a dig at her family and said, “I think the problem with cyberbullying and people being mean is that you are not the only one who is getting affected, it is not just between you and the bully, it is on a public platform where everyone is seeing it, be it your parents, your friends and random strangers. Even with me, whenever I used to get hate or got trolled, my parents would get more affected than me, especially my mom, so she is very happy that I have taken this cause because when you become an actor, I think people start taking you seriously. I think I get very sad when someone comments on my family, my dad or my mother or my sister. That really infuriates me.”
Ananya made her debut with SOTY 2 under Dharma Productions and is shooting for Pati, Patni Aur Woh opposite Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar.