Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Chunky got ‘monkeyed’


Chunky Pandey will never be able to forget the experience of getting mugged by his fan in London two months ago. The actor lost 17 bags of shopping worth at least 3,000 pounds even before he started shooting for friend and producer Arjun Rampal’s ‘I See You.’ All the clothes were to be used in the film where he plays a TV host along with Arjun.

The con man who Chunky met while shopping on London’s Bond Street identified himself as a fan from Bangladesh. He took pictures with Chunky, sang songs with him and professed to have seen each film of his 30-40 times. While Chunky was busy shopping the ‘con-fan’ offered to carry his bags.

Chunky laughs recalling the incident, “I didn’t in my wildest dreams think that somebody could run away with 17 bags. I had agreed to let him carry the bags thinking where would I get a free mule in London of all places? ”

When Chunky forgot his mobile phone in one of the stores, and went back to retrieve it, the Bangladeshi fan vanished from the scene. All Chunky could do was file a complaint at the Bangladeshi embassy, while the crew of ‘I See You’ laughed at him.


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