Anil, Chunky come together after 20 years

By Joginder Tuteja

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) More than 20 years after working in "Tezaab" (1988), Anil Kapoor and Chunky Pandey have come together again for the movie "Shortkut - The Con Is On".

While Anil is producing the film, Chunky is playing the role of an acting guru cum star secretary.

"That's not all. In fact, you could say that I play an 'overacting' guru," Chunky told IANS.

The actor admits that coming together with Anil has brought a sense of nostalgia.

"It has been a long time. I too, took a break and made a comeback. So many changes have happened in the industry but he (Anil) remains the same. Though he is not acting in the movie, we all wanted to make sure that he plays a part in the film," he said.

Talking about his role, Chunky said: "The film has a flavour of Bollywood and touches upon various layers which are prevalent here. Learning how to act is one of them. But no, the movie is not a spoof on Bollywood. We are just trying to tell a tale in a lighter vein."

Directed by Neeraj Vora and Roshan Andrews, the film also stars Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi.

"Both Akshaye and Arshad are simply terrific when it comes to comic timing. It was absolutely fun shooting for the film. Along with Neeraj, it was a riot on the sets" Chunky said.

"What's special about Neeraj is that he has just the right expressions for all the shots. You have to just emulate the way he enacts a scene. So far I have worked in films 'Apna Sapna Money Money', 'Fool N Final', 'Darwaza Bandha Rakho' which were written by his assistants. Finally I get a chance to work with the boss," he added.

The film is "designed as a laugh-a-minute comedy", said Chunky.

As a producer, Anil started off with an offbeat film "Gandhi My Father".

"But 'Shortkut - The Con Is On' is going to be a full on commercial entertainer for the entire family," said Chunky.

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