Chunky Pandey is the proudest father in the Indian film industry at the moment. His daughter Ananya has won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut (Female) for her film Student Of The Year 2 .
“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 Pahlaj ji (Nihalani)’s Aag Hi Aag. I never got an award, even though I was nominated four times. So finally, the Black Lady comes home,” he happily adds.
When asked about his daughter, the actor says that she is more dedicated to her craft. “She’s more focused on her career than I ever was, that’s for sure. She’s a fast 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,” he avers.
Chunky in his heyday worked in hit films like Aankhen, Tezaab, Vishwatma and Paap Ki Duniya. Buzz is that Karan Johar plans to cast him as his own daughter’s father in a forthcoming project....