Kho Gaye Hum Kahan! A sensational youth film that has recently strongly resonated with the audience due to its relatable storyline, depicting the ongoing experiences in the lives of many young boys and girls. The film revolves around the themes of friendship tribe featuring compelling characters portrayed by three lead actors - Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Adarsh Gourav.
Among the talented cast, Ananya Panday stands out with her exceptional and relatable performance, seamlessly resonating with the audience. Beyond her outstanding work, we all know her as a sweet and charming individual, a child at heart who never fails to leave us in awe. Anticipating the chance to pull her cheeks and say, 'Such a lovely soul you are!' Additionally, she often takes things lightly and contemplates them deeply, a quality many of us can relate to. She truly embodies a relatable human spirit for all of us and inspires us to overcome it.
Talking on the same, in a recent exclusive interview with us, Ananya discussed her character Ahana in 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.' She shared insights on how this portrayal has evolved as a person in real life and how the movie has been a significant learning experience for her as an actor.
“It really did show me the importance of…”
Ananya said, “As an actor, it really did show me the importance of preparation because even though it seems like a film where we are playing versions of ourselves or an urban film, a lot of prep went into it. Such extensive preparation didn’t happen for any film other than this movie. Hence, valuing that or trying to inculcate that in every film I do – having a very solid backstory, focusing on things that are not even on the screen but you work on them, it will show eventually on-screen.
And as a person, not being so harsh on myself. I got better with that after this film – being easy and not worrying about what someone else is thinking of you.”
“I’m so happy…. it feels very comforting”
Further shared her childhood experiences of watching films, where she used to get connected with the characters like Aditi in 'Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na' or just another Aditi in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.' She expressed how her current role as 'Ahana' in 'Kho Gaye Hum Khan' resonates with the audience, reflecting her own joy and comfort in relating to characters while growing up. Adding on, how this moment brings her immense happiness and comfort to witness the connection through her character.
The Gehraiyaan actress went deep and shared. “I’m happy! For me, it’s more about the fact that people feel seen and represented by Ahana; they could connect. Because growing up, when I used to watch films, I used to see Aditi in ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ or Kalki as Aditi in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’—that slightly tomboyish girl—and I used to relate so much to them. So, the fact about Ahana could connect and relate with a young girl or young boy out there, it feels very comforting.”
Truly, she seamlessly immersed herself in the role, leaving an indelible impression that we can't stop thinking about.
Since its release on December 26, 2023, 'Kho Gaye Hum Kahan' has been making waves on Netflix, offering a heartwarming conclusion to the year and a great start to the new one. The film, directed by Arjun Varain Singh and written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, explores the journey of three friends navigating their goals and relationships amidst the pressures of social media.
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, and Farhan Akhtar under the banners of Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films, the movie has become a comfort watch for audiences. In addition to the stellar cast, including Kalki Koechlin, Anya Singh, and Rohan Gurbaxani, the movie promises an engaging storyline and relatable themes.
Watch it now, if you haven’t done so yet – streaming on Netflix!
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