Lucky escape: Ananya crashes into a tree but emerges unharmed

Quite a rude shock for the lovely Student of the Year 2 debutante, Ananya Panday… The actress, daughter of Bhavna and Chunky Pandey, recently suffered an accident on the sets of the Dharma Productions’ film being shot in Dehradun. Apparently, it happened while filming a scene for this Punit Malhotra directorial. Ananya had to drive a car for a shot and while she is supposedly a good driver, something went wrong. She lost control of the vehicle she was driving and rammed into a tree.

Naturally, the accident which happened within moments left young Ananya and the unit shell-shocked. The good news is that she wasn’t even slightly hurt in the incident. As the team had taken the required safeguards before filming, all safety measures were in place and the 19-year-old rookie remained unharmed.


Ananya, along with Tiger Shroff and co-debutante Tara Sutaria, have been based out of Dehradun where they are completing the schedule of this high school drama. Even though Ananya escaped without a scratch, the accident is bound to have left her parents worried.

Earlier Chunky Pandey had shared his feelings about his daughter’s debut, declaring that he feels like standing on the roof and shouting. He added that this was something which was in the pipeline for almost a year and it pretty much reminds him of the time when he got into films. Recalling his initial days of acting, he said that when he had signed his first film, his family was unaware of it. It was just two days before the muhurat that his parents found out about the film. He even revealed that he had tears in his eyes after looking at the first posters of Ananya from the film.

SOTY 2 is a sequel to Karan Johar’s Student of the Year (2012), which launched the careers of Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. Student of the Year revolved around the adventures of a group who participate in an annual college competition to select the best student. The sequel, produced by Johar’s Dharma Productions, will reportedly be shot in Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Mumbai.