Neelam Kothari, who was quite a hit in the ’80s and ’90s, made a comeback of sorts last year with the popular Netflix show, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives. Neelam and Govinda were a hit pair back then and she shared the same amount of chemistry with Chunky Panday. In fact, they had done quite a few films together like Paap Ki Duniya, Aag Hi Aag and Ghar Ka Chirag. As can be seen from Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, the two are still close friends. In an interview with ETimes, Chunky Panday has revealed that they do visit each other “many times” and that they do talk about their movies once in a while. “Well, once in a while, yes, references do come up. We laugh about it,” he said.
During the interview, the actor also narrated how Neelam had gotten hurt because of him. “When Pahlaj Nihalani told me that my first film (Aag Hi Aag, 1987) was opposite Neelam, I went mad. Neelam was a teenage sensation back then. So, I told him mujhe sab kuch chalana aata hai–bike, car, ghoda (I can ride everything – bike, car, horse). Now, in one of the scenes, I had to escape with her from a mandap, and I dropped her off the bike. She badly burnt her leg. I apologised profusely, but she was a brave girl. It did not take long for her to take it in her stride,” he said.