"I don't really want to see more remakes."
Ananya Panday has admitted that she hopes that the trend of remakes in Bollywood dies down.
She previously starred in Pati Patni Aur Woh, a remake of a 1978 film with the same name.
But Ananya hopes that is the extent of remakes for her career.
Ananya opened up about wanting to do more work and going down a path where there is more original content for the audience.
She said she was unsure about what she felt about Bollywood remakes anymore.
Ananya admitted: “You know, I’m hoping that we don’t make any more remakes.
“I’m really happy with this. This path that we’re going down where we’re kind of telling an original, braver, complex story.
“So, I’m kind of in that phase where I don’t really want to see more remakes.”
Ananya went on talk about the trend of Bollywood filmmakers remaking South Indian films.
She told ETimes: “I think it’s all one industry.
“It’s pan India and I think it’s the Indian film industry now.
“In the pandemic, we’ve had access to so much regional cinema. I am working with such great directors like Puri Jagannadh sir, and I think they know exactly what their audience wants.
“They create some different kind of magic as well. I personally don’t know how I feel about remakes anymore.”
In terms of the films she would like to be a part of, Ananya said:
“As an audience, I like watching all kinds of cinema.
“So I don’t want to put myself in a box saying I don’t do this, I don’t do that.”
“But I definitely know that going forward, I want to keep developing my process, keep making my craft better.
“Or I want to keep improving and keep working on myself. And I’m craving that moment of truth in any film, it could be in any genre of film.
“It could be in any kind of cinema, but I want to be very honest and truthful as an actor going forward.”
Ananya Panday is coming off the release of Gehraiyaan.
She is currently working on Liger, which stars Vijay Deverakonda and former world champion boxer Mike Tyson.
In addition to Liger, Ananya is also shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Kho Gaye Hum Kahan, in which her co-stars are Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav.