Chunky Panday: “My wife refused to let me into the bedroom”

Shyama Sudra



Chunky Panday will soon be seen donning a completely different look and character to the ones audiences have seen him in before, in Srijit Mukherji’s ‘Begum Jaan’. Playing a negative role, the actor is completely unrecognisable, which as first caused a few complications at home when he first changed his look.

Talking about when he first came home after he shaved his hair, DNA reports the actor expressing, “My wife shrieked and refused to let me sneak into the bedroom for a fortnight and my pet dog kept barking, as if I was an intruder.”

He also went on to talk about the reaction he’s been getting from everyone else, as he explained, “Everyone seems shocked. I’ve gone from a laugh-riot of a character in the ‘Housefull’ series to a downright menace in my next.”

Panday has done a lot of research for his role for the film, where he even visited the famous Dolly House brothel museum in the USA. However talking about his role, Panday does explain how Mukherji supported him in getting the character right, “He compelled me to lose my identity, with this creepy, almost-bald look.”

Also starring Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah, ‘Begum Jaan’ is set for release on 14th April.