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Memorable Quotes by Ananya Panday

I'm a serial scroller, and whenever I have a minute to spare, you'll find me on my phone scrolling through Instagram.
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I don't ever want young women to look at me and feel any kind of pressure to look or dress like me.
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Trolls want reactions. Don't become a bully because they're bullying you!
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I feel the worst when people comment on my family because my younger sister and mum aren't part of the film industry.
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I was, and still am, very scared of fire.
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I think I attract love triangles!
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I am really skinny even though I eat like a beast.
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I am really secure and I have grown up that way.
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My first reaction to the script is simple - whether I laugh or cry. I like to see a film from an audience's perspective and that is my first reaction.
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I don't want to know everything, that's so boring.
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So, acting has been my dream. But I didn't groom myself for it. I was studying and then got into college. I thought I'd start auditioning once college was over, but luckily, I got the chance earlier, so there was no time to prepare.
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In school, I would always be uncomfortable because my skirt would expose my thin, chicken legs and wiry hands.
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I love competition, it is so much fun and motivating.
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We should respect all religions and just believe in peace, kindness and harmony.
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I don't think bullying is gender or age-related or dependent on what section of society you are coming from.
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Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan, I am obsessed with both of them.
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The family that brunches together stays together. My cousins and I swear by this rule, and Sunday brunch with them is like a detox session.
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I had a blast in school and college, but nothing compares to what we have shown in 'SOTY 2.'
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I can't ever deal with a boyfriend or husband like Chintu Tyagi. I'm a very loyal and I expect the same.
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It's no exaggeration that nepotism exists in our film industry. Had I not been the daughter of Chunky Panday, it would not be that easy for me.
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Honestly, when I was back in school I would eat anything and everything but now when I'm shooting, I eat clean.
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Janhvi Kapoor is my biggest competition in this film industry.
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One of the great books I read was by Sanford Meissner on acting. I found that really helpful for me as an actress.
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I don't want to be perfect from the start.
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Parents will always be your only true fans who want the best for you.
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I think it's a blessing that social media is such a big thing.
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I am of the opinion that even if my role is merely 10 minutes long, it needs to leave an impact on the audiences.
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No, I'm not an insecure person at all.
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My director Shakun Batra, I believe, is one of the finest in the industry and he has been the dream director I've always wanted to work with.
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In my school, we wore uniforms and couldn't apply nail polish or kajal.
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I always wear my dad's shirts.
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If you have access and don't have the talent to back it up, people won't invest their money in you. Having said that, I do believe nepotism exists and it exists in all industries, not just Bollywood.
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I wash my face three times a day and I make sure that I always take off my makeup before I sleep.
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You can't change who your parents are, and I would never want to do that.
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I love spending time with my family and my friends.
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When I have nothing worthwhile to wear, I pick up my dad's clothes at the last minute.
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The amount of love I've received from the audience and industry motivates me to work even harder and want to better myself every day.
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I have always wanted to be an actor.
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I'm well aware of my privilege.
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The world of social media can be so nasty and negative, especially for women.
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I am the type of person who can get ready in precisely five minutes, so I obviously just mix and match and wear whatever I am feeling like on that day.
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People who troll are people who need love the most. They namelessly, facelessly bully people because they've probably never been loved. So it's even more important to show these people the amount of love you're capable of.
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My mum has always brought the third perspective. She has seen my dad through his ups and downs and I feel that's why she can give me the best advice because she has seen it all as a neutral person.
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I want to do all kinds of roles. It's a part and parcel of my job.
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In fact, my mother got a 'Bigg Boss' themed cake on my 17th birthday because I was so obsessed with the show. I am one of those obsessed fans who ask everyone to keep quiet when the show comes on TV.
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We derive so much of our self-confidence and validation from Instagram. Just imagine one day Instagram gets deleted like all of your friends who you think you have on social media, all these likes and comments just disappear, what are we left with? We have stopped valuing human relationships and contact.
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After having seen my dad do so much in comedy, I know I have a legacy to live up to.
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In 'SOTY2,' I played a character which was my age, a lot like how I am as a person.
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Everyone thinks that it's all glamorous and I've gotten everything. When people hate me for nepotism, I'm not going to shy away from that I'm Chunky Panday's daughter.
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I've been watching 'Knives Out,' 'Fight Club' and many Woody Allen films.
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I don't think I can live without my mum.
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A lot of people body shame me because I am very thin. They say I have a 'boy's body,' or that I look like a skeleton or like a runaway patient. People can never be happy, so you just have to be happy with your body and how you are.
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Enjoying phuljharis is the first thing that I can think of from my childhood Diwali days.
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We need to stop imitating the West and looking there for inspiration.
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I feel like if one person makes a change then everyone follows and if you want to see a change in the world, you should start it.
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Some essential oils, a nice massage followed by a power nap helps me start my Sunday on the right note. After a week full of running around, this becomes the perfect rejuvenation.
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I was exposed to the public because my dad is an actor. My pictures went online at a young age. A lot of negativity came from there. Not just with me, but it happened with a lot of my friends who are in the public eye.
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When 'SOTY 2' got delayed by a year, my dad actually didn't even congratulate me till the film released because that's how fickle the industry is. That's how dispensable people are.
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Being a star kid, I don't want to complain. I am lucky and super blessed. Yes, there is a negative side of comparison and trolling, but there are so many positive aspects to it and I just want to focus on that.
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Just cheating and lying in any way doesn't go well with me. So as a person, I am not okay with extramarital affairs.
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I feel like coming from a film background does give me an advantage over others because access is the hardest part to overcome. The fact that I can meet a Karan Johar is something that is available to me because of my parents.
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I'm very open about my feelings and I'm very open about the people I have crushes on.
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The problem with today's world is that hate is normalized.
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It doesn't feel like 'work' when you are working with your dad.
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I drink a lot of water. Lots and lots of water!
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As soon as you start speaking in a different language or with a different accent, it changes you as a person.
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Dad is very chilled out. So, whether it's his makeup or hair, he is very casual about such things. He has his own style and is very cool that way.
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Like any other 20-year-old, I have my dreams and I'm lucky I'm getting to live it.
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When I'm at home, both my dogs are constantly around me vying for attention.
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I want young girls and women to feel like they connect with me and that they don't have to aspire for unreal beauty or fashion standards.
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I want people to see me make mistakes and learn from them.
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Just because my dad has been an actor, I will never say no to an opportunity to act. My dad has never been in a Dharma film, he never went on 'Koffee With Karan.' So it's not as easy as people say.
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I would get called a hunchback as I am tall and would always bend down to hear people. This is the reason trolls don't affect me, as I have been bullied in school.
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People take social media too seriously. It should be something that is fun, something that inspires you, not stresses you out.
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I believe crop tops can be worn with literally anything, but I think it'd be really cool to pair them with track pants.
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I remember when 'Aladdin' had come to India, there were a bunch of people who auditioned. We had to record a video, which I did on my phone. I had worn this red outfit and had to read the dialogues for Jasmine. The scene went really well, but then they also asked us to sing and I can't sing to even save my life. So I really got rejected.
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It's okay to be attracted to other people but not to the point where your partner gets uncomfortable.
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I know I am an actor and whatever I say people are going to get influenced by that.
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I don't like to wear much makeup when I'm off-duty, so I usually just swipe on my Lakme lip balm, wear a little mascara and I'm ready to head out the door.
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Winning a Filmfare Black Lady is a big deal for me.
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I don't think about my films being multi-starrers or not, I don't think that matters.
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It is important to stand up to bullies.
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I have had my fair share of relationships. It's normal and one shouldn't judge me for it because in school you have many short-short relationships, you know.
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I think for my casting of 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' the makers saw my ad film which I did for a brand and they decided to cast me in the film.
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Trolling and bullying has become a norm on social media and people are not aware of the ways to deal with it. So, it's important to create awareness and let people know that they are not alone.
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My dad, especially, has let me do my own thing and make my own mistakes.
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I think it's very important to use your voice and use your voice responsibly. But, having said that, I think you should have all the knowledge before you do that.
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I feel like when you're 18 or 19, you have to have fun, live in the moment, and not overthink things.
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Working back-to-back, I never really had time to sit, think and plan.
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My dad has worked so hard to earn a name in the industry and to gain respect. So, I don't want to take away anything from him.
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Unfiltered photos always get more attention. Filters are easy to discern.
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A lot of stuff people said to me when I was younger subconsciously stayed with me and became my biggest insecurities.
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In our family, and not just us but even with my cousins, uncles and aunts, we celebrate every festival - be it Christmas, Easter, Eid, Diwali or our birthdays.
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There are so many examples of such talented people who have not come from the film background like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma and then there are actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who have come from film families and done so well. So, it all comes down to the audience.
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I am romantic person, I love being in love.
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I will try to dub for myself in as many languages as possible.
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I was overwhelmed to see Salman Khan sir in real life!
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I completely believe in peace and non-violence.
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I have inherited my father's thick skin, which helps me deal with trolls.
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