Chunky Pandey, who was quite a big star in the late eighties, saw a rapid decline in his fortunes and faded into oblivion, despite some big hits and memorable performances. However, it appears for sure that the star of hits like AANKHEN and AAG HI AAG is all set for a comeback and his latest films have shown that he has lost none of his spark.
The most recent example is the Priyadarshan directed DE DANA DAN, where Chunky received a lot of praise for his performance, that of a submissive papa's boy (despite a huge star cast), and his 'daddi' too raised quite a few laughs. But we are not surprised as Chunky had already told us about it (Chunky Pandey: Priyadarshan is a creative director!- dated November 23 ).
Chunky's paring with Paresh Rawal, who played his greedy father, was one of the highlights of the film. When we had spoken to Chunky earlier he had told us that he has a lot of expectations from DE DANA DAN and Priyan and it seems that they have come true and Chunky Pandey has slowly but surely arrived!
It's only fair that he will have more hopes from Sajid Khan's HOUSE FULL with Akshay Kumar and three beauties-Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Malaika Arora Khan. The film is a comedy and Chunky thrives in such genres. In HOUSE FULL Chunky essays the role of an Indian - Italian who is a compulsive/chronic liar. Chunky says that he had a great time shooting for the film and is absolutely certain that the audience too will feel the same while watching this laughathon.