Ananya Panday’s Father Chunky Panday Was Once Offered Rs 5 Lac To Attend A Funeral; Here’s What Had Happened

Back in 2009, there was a time when Ananya Panday’s father Chunky Panday was once offered Rs 5 lakh to attend a businessman’s funeral. Read more here

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Ananya Panday’s Father Chunky Panday Was Once Offered Rs 5 Lac To Attend A Funeral; Here’s What Had Happened
Bollywood stars have often seen dancing, participating or even attending a wedding, award shows or any such events. They have also admitted to getting paid a whopping amount for agreeing to attend such events. Stars like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and many more charge a handsome amount to perform in such kind of events. But would you believe that actors also get offers to attend a funeral for a hefty price? Yes, one such actor was Ananya Panday’s father Chunky Panday. In a 2009 interview with Mumbai Mirror, Chunky had revealed that he was once offered Rs 5 lakh to attend a businessman’s funeral. 

He even revealed that they have asked the actor to pretend to cry and stand quietly in the corner the entire time. This act was for a purpose. Panday said that it was for giving an impression to the guests that the businessman had invested in a film that included Chunky. Plus, the family would therefore be unable to repay certain debts. He said, "They wanted me to do a bit of rona-dhona and stand in a corner very quietly during the entire funeral. They said: 'That would help us convince them (the creditors) that he'd been putting together a film with some actors, including you’.” However, Chunky said that he eventually declined the offer but passed on the offer to some other actor after seeing the family’s plight.

“I am not at liberty to disclose who went instead of me, except to say the guy went very readily. ₹5 lakh is not a small amount for standing like a statue for few minutes on an occasion where you are not going to talk much anyway,” he added. 

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