Ananya Panday has been on quite a roll, and she seems to be moving from strength to strength. In just the past few weeks, her latest film Gehrainyaan has won her critical acclaim, she was on the cover of the latest issue of Cosmo India and she recently walked the ramp at the FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week grand finale for designers Falguni and Shane Peacock. Moments before Ananya walked out to close the show, we caught up with the actor for a quick, candid tête-à-tête about fashion, her personal style, what she is looking forward to next, her 3 top tips for acing social media and more.
Cosmo India: What is the theme of your show with designers Falguni and Shane?
Ananya: The ‘Earthbound’ collection inspired by Lakme India’s beauty trend statement of the year #ExploreMore was all about bright colours and edgy outfits.
Cosmo India: Tell us a little bit about the outfit you are wearing today.
Ananya: I’m wearing this bright pink dress by Falguni Shane Peacock. It’s sparkly, full of shimmer, in a gorgeous pink and makes for a stunning style statement.
Cosmo India: You are known to be quite the social media pro! How has your relationship with social media changed over the years?
Ananya: I think it’s evolved; I’ve got more comfortable over the years and now it’s something that I enjoy.
Cosmo India: Do you ever post spontaneously on social media or is it always curated?
Ananya: It’s always spontaneous!
Cosmo India: According to you 3 tips for acing social media.
Ananya: Being authentic, being yourself and having great captions.
Cosmo India: Define your personal style?
Ananya: Lots of sneakers, being comfortable and being open to trying new things.
Cosmo India: What are you looking forward to in the coming weeks?
Ananya: I’m looking forward to starting my new movie ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kaha’ with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav. We start filming super soon and I can’t wait to be back on set.
Cosmo India: Your role in ‘Gehraiyaan’ won you much praise. Tell us your favourite memory while making the film?
Ananya: Travelling with the entire cast and unit to Goa was a great experience!
Cosmo India: The words of wisdom that Ananya lives by?
Ananya: Go with the flow!