‘Had to work on slowing down with the way I speak’: Ananya Panday on playing older character in ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ – Ananya Panday opened up about her prep for playing an older character in ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’.
After debuting with Student of the Year 2 this year, Ananya Panday will next be seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh. In the film, the newcomer is starring alongside Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. The movie has been extensively shot in Lucknow and Ananya shared a lot of photos and videos on her Instagram page. In the film, she will be seen playing the role which Ranjeeta played in the original film of the same name.
During a recent interaction, Ananya opened up about the prep she did for Pati Patni Aur Woh. The actor stated, “My preparation for SOTY 2 was not very convenient because Punit (Malhotra) worked a lot on opening me up as a person. Because in general I am very outspoken and that’s how I am with my friends and family. But in front of like people from the films and in front of 100 people form the set, I would get a little scared. So I think he worked a lot more on just making me very uninhibited, opening me up, being loud and outspoken because that’s what my character was. That was mainly my prep for SOTY 2 more than lines.”
With Pati Patni Aur Woh it’s very different because I am playing a slightly older character and I tend to talk very fast because I get so excited all the time like in SOTY 2. But because I am playing an older character in Pati Patni Aur Woh, I had to work a lot on just slowing down with the way I speak and just taking time in between my lines. There are a lot of pauses, reactions and there are a lot of scenes in the films where I am not even talking. I am just reacting to what other people and other characters are saying so that was more or less my prep for Pati Patni Aur Woh, working on moments more than just lines.”
Pati Patni Aur Woh is slated to release on December 6, 2019.