Chunky Pandey used to wait in long lines for movies, his pain came to light after years

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Chunky Pandey used to wait in long lines for movies, his pain came to light after years

Actor Chunky Pandey has given many superhit films in the film industry. Recalling his struggling days, the actor told how he had to stand in long lines in front of the producers' offices and wait. He also told that at that time he was a part-time car dealer. In the recently released drama series 'Industry', Chunky Pandey was seen playing the character of Rakesh Raman. Fans are praising his acting in the series. He said, 'My struggling days were quite different, there were no casting directors or digital media then, so we had to wait in long lines in front of the producers' offices. To meet them and show them the photo album, we also had to dance in front of them and also do scenes from popular films.'

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Chunky Pandey recalls his struggling days

Chunky Pandey further said, 'It was not easy, but it was fun. Well, those were my struggling days. I was a part-time car dealer, so I got a chance to drive those cars. Every day, I used to go to the producers' office in a different car.' Sharing his experience of working with his co-stars in 'Industry', Chunky said, 'It was great to work with this new generation of actors. Working with them inspired me to move forward. I got to learn a lot from this experience. I am eagerly waiting for the next season of 'Industry'.

What is the story of Chunky Pandey's new web series?

The series 'Industry' produced by The Viral Fever (TVF) revolves around the life of Ayush Verma (Gagan Arora), a screenwriter. He tries to make a name for himself in the film industry. It also stars Guneet Monga, Ankita Goraya, Kunal Kapoor, Abhishek Banerjee, Amit Masurkar, Suparn Verma, Suneet Roy, Sumit Arora and Prosit Roy in pivotal roles.

Chunky Pandey has worked with daughter Ananya Pandey

'Industry' is streaming on Amazon Mini TV. Talking about the work front, Chunky was last seen in the 2022 sports action film 'Liger-Sala Crossbreed'. It starred Vijay Deverakonda and his daughter Ananya Pandey in the lead roles. Let us tell you that Chunky Pandey's real name was Suresh Pandey. His grandmother used to lovingly call him 'Chunky', gradually everyone in the house started calling him 'Chunky', thus he got the name Chunky Pandey.

Chunky Pandey's Bollywood debut and movies

He made his Bollywood debut in 1987 with the film 'Aag Hi Aag'. After this, he was a part of films like 'Paap Ki Duniya', 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', 'Zahreele', 'Aankhen'. His 1988 film 'Tezaab' proved to be a superhit. Anil Kapoor was also with him in it. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for this film. After giving a hit film with Anil Kapoor, he did the film 'Aankhen' with Govinda. This film was a superhit. People liked the pairing of Govinda and Chunky a lot.

Chunky Pandey worked in the Bangladeshi film industry

Apart from Bollywood, Chunky has also worked in Bangladeshi films. In 1995, he played the lead role in a Bangladeshi film for the first time and achieved stardom. He gave many hits to Bangladeshi cinema, including 'Swami Keno Asami', 'Besh Korechi Prem Korechi', 'Meyra e Manush' and many others. After this, he returned to Bollywood and ruled the screen again by playing a negative role in 'Qayamat' in 2003. He worked in 'Paying Guest', all four films of the 'Housefull' series, 'Bullet Raja' and 'Begum Jaan'.

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