‘Evergreen’ Chunky Panday who shares his janamdin with legend Dev Anand, wishes that like Dev-saab, he should always look rejuvenated !
By Chaitanya Padukone Bollywood lead actor-turned-wacko funster-turned-villain Chunky (Suyash) Pandey is in an exuberant mood.That’s because he recently celebrated his birthday, but on a low-key. “Look younger, live longer has always been my mantra and one of my idol-icons has been legendary Dev-saab ( Dev Anand) with whom I share my birthday ( Sept 26) . Honestly, I wish to be as evergreen, rejuvenated, super-fit and active like Dev-saab,” chuckles Chunky who was seen in a colourful, comic dancing avatar in the comedy-special episode of ‘India’s Best Dancer’ on Sony TV along with veteran funster-villain Shakti Kapoor, someone whom he admires. Was this telly-event pre-planned. “ Hey, you know it’s sheer coincidence that the IBD episode where Shakti Kapoor and I appeared, aired on my birthday. Besides his amusing antics, Chunky was seen merrily dancing with ‘IBD’ contestant Sonal, on the beats of his chartbuster retro-filmy dance-song ‘Main Tera Totaa, Tu Meri Mainaa’. Had laadlli star-beti Ananya Pandey planned B’Day surprises for her star-actor-dad ? “Actually, I was really missing Ananya, as she was shooting in Goa. But already she had connected me with lakhs of her fans on Instagram with her super-adorable comments on my B’Day, which made me so emotional . “Happy B’Day, Pip, thank you for making me fall in love with the camera, I will always be your baby,” is what the candid Ananya ( ‘Khaali Peeli’ girl ) has posted in her Insta. The ‘ Aakhri Pasta’ funny-man Chunky is maha-thrilled with the terrific response he has been getting for his sadistic, deadly role of a sadistic criminal in this streaming ZEE5 original Abhay-2 OTT web-series directed by Ken Ghosh . Justifies the versatile papa Pandey, “Playing negative roles, gives me a positive high . Cinematic history proves that nasty, menacing characters tend to have high recall-hate-value whether it’s Gabbar Singh or Mogambo,” he signs off.