Alia Bhatt has one of the most interesting career trajectories in Bollywood. From being the one who was trolled massively to being one of the most loved actors, Alia has secured a position in the industry. Now, Ananya Panday seems to be creating a similar image as Alia.
Ever since Panday’s debut, fans have noticed various striking similarities between Alia and Ananya. Both are Dharma kids who were specially trained by Karan Johar and debuted under his banner at a very young age. Karan Johar had even once remarked that Ananya might be the new Alia during her debut.
Their debut roles were both based on establishing them as glamorous ladies but both ended up receiving a lot of flak instead. For Alia Bhatt, it was the rapid-fire round in Koffee With Karan when she shouted out the president’s name as Prithviraj when she became trolled massively by the public. She then worked hard to get rid of the ‘dumb actor’ image because of the fiasco and even starred in a self-parody video. With time, she has starred in promising roles and now became one of the most bankable ladies in the Industry.
Likewise, Fans have noticed the same track n Ananya Panday’s case as well. Her statement at the debutant round-table when she said she also struggled as her father Chunky Panday was never invited to Koffee With Karan triggered a memefest. The young star became the running joke of netizens and also faced a nepotism backlash like Alia did initially. Now with her girl next door image, she is also trying to win the hearts with her various roles and the audience can’t help but notice that she is slowly replacing Alia Bhatt’s bubbly and fun personality and taking over her place in Bollywood as a star.