There are many Bollywood celebrity couples, who are loved by fans. Some of their love stories seem to be straight out of a film itself. One such love story is that of actor Chunky Panday and his wife Bhavana Panday. The duo first met at a pub called Ghungroo in Delhi. Chunky was recovering from a broken engagement with his ex-girlfriend, model and VJ Anu Kotto, at that time. He missed his flight back to Mumbai, after attending a beauty pageant in Delhi as a judge and decided to visit a club.
Chunky Panday saw Bhavana there, who was hanging out with her friends. Chunky approached her and asked for her number, but there was no pen or paper available, so he had to memorise it. Due to Chunky’s work commitments, the duo could not meet in Delhi.
When Chunky went back to Delhi a month later for work, he found out that Bhavana was not in the country. In an interview, he talked about the same and said, “I thought our love story had come to an end. Later, I came to know that she had gone abroad only for a few months to train to become an air hostess with Lufthansa.” After some time, a common friend of theirs told him that she was staying at a hotel in Mumbai. He called the hotel and asked for her room number. This was the start of their relationship.
Chunky Panday and Bhavana Panday officially started dating but they were facing problems as it was a long-distance relationship. Chunky had to stay in Mumbai for his work and Bhavana was in Delhi with her family. He figured out a solution for their problem, by asking her to get married.
He talked about his proposal to Pinkvilla, revealing how he went with it. He said, “You live in Delhi, I live in Bombay. All these phone calls, flights, hotels and everything is too expensive for a relationship. Let’s save money and get married.” The couple got married on January 17, 1998. They have two daughters, actress Ananya Panday and Rysa Panday.