Why Ananya Panday went for a song recording
Ananya Panday, who will make her Bollywood debut with director Punit Malhotra’s Student Of The Year 2, is like any other regular 19-year-old.
We have some solid reason to say that about this gorgeous newcomer. So, it turns out that like millions of other youngsters, she, too, is a huge fan of singer and internet sensation Sanam Puri. The crooner, who also has a band by the name Sanam, has been popular for his cover versions of old Hindi film songs. And now, he has been roped in for a song in SOTY 2. It’s a romantic track, titled Fakira, which features Ananya with Tiger Shroff.
When Ananya discovered that Sanam was roped in to sing the number, she decided to be present at the song’s recording session.
Talking about this, director Punit Malhotra told us, “While working on this song, I realised just how popular Sanam is. Ananya is a 19-year-old kid and she’s such a huge fan of this guy. The moment I told her that he will be one of the two voices in the song, she said, ‘I’m coming for the dub’. I asked her what she’d do at a recording and her response was, ‘I just want to watch him sing in front of me.’ That did two things for me: on one hand, I discovered that the singer has an enormous, young fan base and on the other hand, we became very confident that we had cracked the song well.”