Ananya Panday lights up the room the moment she walks in, and it probably isn't the first time the phrase has been used to describe her. Maybe it's the fluorescent green mini or her exuberance; but there's a burst of energy she brings in with her. Fresh off the release of her 2nd Bollywood film Pati Patni Aur Woh, Ananya may still be chipping away at her place in Bollywood as an actress but as a fashionista, she is leaps and bounds ahead. Her association with Fastrack for their new range of perfumes confirms that. Swirlster caught up with Ananya Panday to chat about her latest association, fashion tricks she has picked up from the job and her thoughts on trends.
On Fastrack and her perfume hacks
Her excitement to be associated with the youth-centric brand is almost palpable. "Fastrack is an iconic brand to associate with and is a mirror image of how I am as a person. It's youthful, whacky, crazy, wild and unfiltered...which is exactly how I am", affirms Ananya. Fastrack has forayed into the perfume market with 7 fragrances for men and women which have music themed names and are even shaped like speakers. The variant 'solo' is a unisex scent that can be used across genders.
So how important is perfume to the actress? Very, it seems. "The way you smell is so personal. Spray perfume on your pulse points like the back of your neck, your wrist, your elbows and even the back of your knee, which is a weird place. When I go out, I don't only spray on myself but on everyone around me too. I like walking into a cloud of perfume. I wouldn't leave home without it!"
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Fashion choices and why comfort is key
Ananya defines her personal style as comfortable. Says the actress, "My personal style is super chill and very comfortable. I'm happiest when I'm comfortable in what I'm wearing, and it shows if I don't feel that way. For me, comfort is key." That holds true even when she's off-duty. "I definitely do not style myself on an off day - I'm in my pajamas and that's it." For her, hoops definitely aren't going out of style as they are her choice of accessory to transform her look - "I love hoops! I wear them with absolutely everything."
Fashions tips and trends from the Bollywood life
From her life on sets, shoots and schedules working with artists, designers and stylists, here's what Ananya has picked up, "It is your body. You are the one who will be stepping out at the end of the day. People may tell you a lot of different things but you are the one who will be wearing an outfit in the end so make sure it's one you're happy in."
She's open to trends too. Says Ananya, "I used to say no for everything but I feel like you shouldn't do that. Try everything at least 1 time and then if you don't like it, you don't have to wear it again. I used to say no to wearing latex but once I tried it, I liked how I looked in it. Personally, I wouldn't wear fur because I'm against animal cruelty."
And her style tip to our readers? "Just chill! Enjoy your style, be happy about it and please try everything," signs off the actress.Comments