NOW, I WANT PEO­PLE TO BE SCARED OF ME: CHUNKY PANDEY

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com ■

Ever since ac­tor Chunky

Pandey (above) por­trayed a neg­a­tive role in the film Begum Jaan (2017), his in­ter­est in de­pict­ing grey shaded char­ac­ters on screen has in­creased. The ac­tor, best known for his comic roles, says that he is done with com­edy and wants to ex­plore the neg­a­tive roles now.

“My ap­petite for darker shades has sud­denly grown. I want peo­ple to be scared of me. They’ve laughed at me too much and now, I want to make them cry,” says Chunky, who has also signed a Telugu film, in which he has a neg­a­tive role.

The 55-year-old ac­tor is known for his bur­lesque roles in mul­ti­ple films and his char­ac­ter Akhri Pasta in the House­full film fran­chise be­came re­ally pop­u­lar. How­ever, he con­fesses to have de­vel­oped the fear of get­ting type­cast. “The fear was in­tro­duced af­ter work­ing as Akhri Pasta. I was re­ferred to as a co­me­dian. I love the role, as it re­mains one of my best per­for­mances. Imag­ine the joy of mak­ing 300 peo­ple laugh at the same time! It’s a great thing; but as an ac­tor, you want to keep chang­ing and evolv­ing,” he says.

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