The young and bubbly Ananya Panday, who is rumoured to be dating Ishaan Khatter, almost confirmed that she is in a relationship, till an afterthought led her to retract the statement. The slip of tongue was courtesy Deepika Padukone’s grilling during a promo meet for their recent release Geheriyaan. Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday play cousins in the film.
The cast of Gehraiyaan – Ananya, Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa – came together for a promotional interview where they played a game of “Never Have I Ever.” They were asked to eat the spread only if they had never done the specified action.
In a video shared by Zomato, the four were asked if they ever lied about their relationship status. Siddhant declared, “Never,” to which Ananya and Deepika asked, “So, what is your relationship status?” He smiled and said, “Suno, aisa hai ki bhookh lagi hai toh main kha hi leta hoon (See, I am hungry right now, so I am going to eat).”
Ananya said that she has “never lied” about her relationship status, prompting Deepika to ask, “Who are you dating right now?” Ananya replied, “I can’t say who,” before seemingly realising that she all but confirmed that she has a boyfriend. Deepika continued, “Are you seeing anyone right now?” Ananya dodged the question and stuck to: “I am happy.”
see the video
Ananya is said to be dating Ishaan, whom she worked with in Khaali Peeli. While they have not confirmed their relationship, they left little to imagination with their lovey-dovey posts and photos on Instagram. The young actors ushered in New Year together at the Ranthambore National Park. The previous year, they did the same in Maldives.
Up next, Ananya will be seen in Liger alongside Vijay Deverakonda. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, the film also stars Charmme Kaur and will release on August 25 in five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.