A fate of a film depends on multiple factors including box office numbers, critics’ opinions and audience reactions. All actors know how to deal with success but very few of them are able to embrace failure and take it in their stride. However, all stars learn with experience. This is true in the case of Chunky Panday who has had a Bollywood career spanning over three decades. And while he has seen success and failure, he has understood the pros and cons that come with both. "It was perhaps written in my destiny that I would rise and fall and rise. I have experienced success as well as failure in life. To be honest, I have no regrets. You can't be on top all the time," Chunky said.
He kicked off his career with a bang, belting out hits in the 80s with films such as ‘Aag Hi Aag’, ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. The success was, however, shortlived and followed by a series of flops. Speaking about whether he misses his stardom, the father of budding starlet Ananya Panday said, “Not really. I was lucky I had it. Many people do not even get a chance to experience stardom. I feel fortunate that I got great opportunities in life.”
Chunky then made a revelation that is not known to many. According to him, success is way harder to deal with than failure. "One should experience failure. It is more difficult to deal with success than failure, because when you are dealing with failure very few people notice you. But when you are on the top, everyone has an eye on you,” he mentioned. He feels it is important for an artist to change and grow with time. "Change is the only constant in life. You should always be prepared to usher change within yourself. From the past couple of years, I am trying to do different types of roles and genres," he concluded.