And Chunky just can’t stop preening.
“My wife and I are overjoyed. This is the first Filmfare trophy in our home. The feeling can’t be put into words,” says Chunky who has been a Bollywood actor for three decades but has never received any awards.
“I have been acting for 34 years. I made my debut in Pahlajji(Nihalani)’s Aag Hi Aag. I never got an award,though I was nominated four times.So finally the Black Lady comes home,” says Chunky happily.
Is Ananya more serious about her career than her father ever was?
Chuckles Chunky, “She’s more focused on her career that I ever was, that’s for sure.She’s a faster learner too. As for the award, I am far more pleased with her getting an award that I’d have been if I had got one.”
Chunky in his heyday worked in hit films like Aankhen, Tezaab, Vishwatma and Paap Ki Duniya. His daughter Ananya who made her debut in 2019 already has two hits Student Of The Year 2 and Pati Patni Aur Who to her credit.
Buzz is that Karan Johar plans to cast Chunky Pandey as his own daughter’s father in a forthcoming poject.