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Ananya Panday Over the Moon as Alanna and Ivor McCray Welcome Baby Boy


Ananya Panday couldn’t hold back her happiness as her cousin Alanna Panday and her husband Ivor McCray welcomed their baby boy into the world. On Monday morning, the couple took to Instagram to share the joyous news with an adorable video, which featured the new parents and their son all clad in blue. The video was captioned with the heartfelt message, “Our little angel is here.”

Bollywood actress Ananya Panday, an immensely proud and excited maasi (mother’s sister), expressed her joy online. She reposted the heartwarming video on her Instagram Story, accompanied by a note that read, “My beautiful baby boy nephew is here.” Evidently, the family’s newest addition has been long-awaited and is met with overwhelming love and enthusiasm.

Ananya’s delight is palpable, and it seems her excitement was brewing even before the baby’s arrival. The Gehraiyaan actress had humorously mentioned her eagerness to cut the baby’s umbilical cord, although Alanna humorously predicted she might faint at the sight. This playful exchange highlights the close bond the family shares as they embark on this new chapter together.

Earlier in March, the couple held an extravagant baby shower attended by several Bollywood celebrities, which shows the significant anticipation surrounding their first child’s arrival. Alanna Panday and Ivor McCray, who tied the knot in Mumbai last year, first broke the news of their pregnancy in February. The baby shower was a grand affair, featuring a star-studded guest list and opulent decor, capturing the essence of their joyous celebratory spirit.

The news of the baby boy’s arrival has not only thrilled family members but also garnered heartfelt congratulations from friends and fans. Among those extending their good wishes are actors Bipasha Basu and Jibraan Khan, underscoring Alanna and Ivor’s popularity in the celebrity circle. For those unfamiliar, Alanna is the daughter of noted personalities Chikki and Deanne Panday, which indicates a lineage deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry.

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Meanwhile, Ananya Panday has a bustling schedule ahead on the professional front. She is set to star in the much-anticipated TV series ‘Call Me Bae’ alongside Varun Dhawan and Vir Das. The series, which follows the life of a billionaire fashionista disowned by her family following a scandal, promises high drama and an engaging storyline. Fans eagerly await its premiere, slated for September 6, as highlighted in a fresh poster shared by the makers on Instagram earlier in May.

In ‘Call Me Bae,’ Ananya’s role as Bella Bae Chowdhary is expected to be a significant addition to her growing repertoire. The series also boasts an impressive cast, featuring actors Vir Das, Gurfateh Pirzada, Varun Sood, Vihaan Samat, Muskkaan Jaferi, Niharika Lyra Dutt, Lisa Mishra, and Mini Mathur. Backed by Dharmatic Entertainment and produced by industry stalwarts Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Somen Mishra, the series marks Ananya’s debut in the over-the-top (OTT) streaming space.

Apart from ‘Call Me Bae’, Ananya is gearing up for other promising projects, including ‘Control’ and ‘The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair.’ The latter delves into the life of the legendary lawyer and embodies a significant historical narrative that promises to be both insightful and captivating.

Ananya’s recent appearances have earned her critical acclaim. She was last seen on OTT in ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan,’ where her performance was lauded. The film featured her alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav, further establishing her position as a versatile and compelling actress in the industry.

As the Panday family basks in the joyous addition of the baby boy, celebrations continue both online and offline. With Ananya’s burgeoning career and Alanna and Ivor embracing parenthood, the future looks promising and filled with new beginnings for the Panday family.

(With inputs from ANI)