Chunky Panday open to more negative roles

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


Chunky Panday will be seen in a negative role in this week’s release ‘Begum Jaan’. This is the second time the actor has taken on such a role but he says he’s open to playing similar characters now.

Panday played a villain in 2013’s ‘Bullett Raja’. Hindustan Times reports Panday explaining, “Lallan was negative but my character in Begum Jaan is an evil one. When I auditioned for the role, I never thought I’d get through, but, Srijit (Mukherji, the director) believed in me. The reactions I’m receiving for the role makes me feel that I’ve done it convincingly”.

He also spoke about how he treats Bollywood like a cricket match, “You need to stay at the crease till you are out. You can hit fours or sixes anytime, but to stay there is important. Similarly, in films, I think I’m slowly getting there. Even if I do one or two films a year, what is important is whether I’m getting to do the kind of work that I’m interested in”.

‘Begum Jaan’ is out now at cinemas and also stars Vidya Balan and Gauahar Khan.