Chunky Panday Opens Up About Ananya Panday, The People Who Troll Her And He’s Such A Cute Dad
There was a time when Chunky Panday was essentially known for his comic timing. For being an actor known for his ability to crack you up. But times have changed and now despite his accolades and his performances, we know him now as Ananya Panday’s father. The talented actor’s daughter Ananya Panday, who is a social media sensation and the nation’s sweetheart, is currently gearing up for her next film, Pati Patni Aur Woh. Chunky Panday also has three big releases in 2019 including, Housefull 4, Sahoo and Prassthanam and in each film the actor will be seen in a different role.
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In a recent interview, Chunky Panday spoke about social media, trolls and on his equation with Ananya Panday. The Sahoo actor loves how interacting with fans has become easier due to social media. Speaking of the same, Chunky said, “Back in the ’80s-’90s, we’d do stage shows, the only way we could witness public reaction. Now, everyone has become a critic. I am used to it now and I am trying to teach the same to my daughter (Ananya); at their age bullying is rampant.”
As a protective father Chunkey, also revealed that it wasn’t easy for him to let Ananya Panday work at an early age. “Ananya had been a part of the industry socially but to work in it is a different ball game altogether. That said, Bhavana (wife) has brought her up well and she’s equipped to be a good employee.” The actor was also anxious before Ananya’s debut film, Student Of The Year 2 released but the overwhelming response made up for everything. “I’d see her return home depressed sometimes but I let her be. When I saw the film’s trial show, I was sure she would make it,” he smiles.
Chunky Panday also reminisced a bit on his teenage years and said, “I was wild; my daughter is nothing compared to me. I had a lot of wrong pressures on me. Being the son of two doctors, I was expected to become one too.” He also spoke about how the film sets have changed and are more organised that before. “We never had scripts. Films were made on the sets. I still don’t read a script and tell them to explain the role. Why should I know what the others are doing?”
When asked on why he didn’t play a negative role in the 90’s and chose to do comedy roles for most of his career he said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Amrish Puri, Amjad Khan and Shakti Kapoor. It is so much more interesting than the hero’s role.”Chunky added and said, “I didn’t look like a villain in those days. Now, whenever I get into an argument with my wife, she keeps telling me, ‘You’re a real-life villain. Why don’t you play one on screen?’ I started doing these roles to win the argument,” he laughed.