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‘Wish to be as evergreen and rejuvenated as Dev Anand-saab,” declares Chunky Panday who shares his janamdin (Sept 26) with the legend


Senior Bollywood lead actor-turned-wacko funster-turned-villain Chunky             ( Suyash) Pandey is in an exuberant  mood.That’s because he is celebrating his birthday today,  but on a low-key.  “Look younger, live longer has always been my mantra and one of my idol-icons has been legendary Dev-saab ( Dev Anand) with whom I share my birthday ( Sept 26) .  Honestly, I wish to be as evergreen, rejuvenated, super-fit and active like Dev-saab,” chuckles Chunky who will be seen in a colourful, comic dancing avatar in tonight’s comedy-special episode of ‘India’s Best Dancer’ on Sony TV along with veteran funster-villain Shakti Kapoor,  someone whom he admires.  Was this telly-event pre-planned. “ Hey, you know it’s sheer coincidence that the IBD episode where Shakti Kapoor and I are appearing,  is being aired on my birthday.  Besides cracking his witty repartees, Chunky will also be seen dancing merrily with ‘IBD’ contestant Sonal, on the beats of his chartbuster retro-filmy dance-song ‘Main Tera Totaa, Tu Meri Mainaa’.   Had laadlli star-beti Ananya  Pandey planned  B’Day surprises for her star-actor-dad ?   “Actually, I am really missing Ananya, as she is shooting in Goa. But already she has connected me with lakhs of her fans on Instagram with her super-adorable comments on my B’Day, which made me so emotional . “Happy B’Day, Pip, thank you for making me fall in love with the camera, I will always be your baby,” is what the candid Ananya ( ‘Khaali Peeli’ girl  ) has posted in her Insta.   The ‘ Aakhri Pasta’  funny-man Chunky is maha-thrilled with the terrific response he has been getting for his sadistic, deadly role of a sadistic criminal in this streaming ZEE5 original Abhay-2  OTT web-series directed by Ken Ghosh . Justifies the versatile papa Pandey, “Playing negative roles, gives me a positive high . Cinematic history proves that nasty, menacing characters tend to have high recall-hate-value whether it’s Gabbar Singh or Mogambo,” he signs off.