Friday, July 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes Patiala House

Behind the Scenes: Patiala House
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, July 29, 2010 - 14:47 IST

One of the eagerly awaited films is the Akshay Kumar - Anushka Sharma starrer Patiala House directed by Nikhil Advani. The film, which was earlier scheduled to release in the latter half of this year, is now arriving on Feb 10 2011. Nikhil Advani and his team have been working round-the-clock to ensure that they have a winner on hands. The team has also created a special Patiala House page on popular networking site Facebook which features interesting trivia, photos and videos from all the action that happened behind the scenes of this film. We bring you a few snapshots of the same.

Patiala House features an ensemble cast comprising of Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma.

The mahurat clap of the film was given by none other than Karan Johar who gave Nikhil Advani his first break with Kal Ho Naa Ho. Commenting on this pic, Nikhil says, "Karan claps...hopefully the audience will too."

After the super-success of Singh Is Kinng, Akshay will once again be seen as a Sardar in this flick. This alone will be good enough reason for Akki fans to flock to the theatres when Patiala House opens early next year.

The film has been extra-special for Nikhil Advani as he got a chance to direct one of his favourite actors Rishi Kapoor. Commenting on this pic, Nikhil says, "Me directing Mr. Kapoor. Truly one of the greatest experiences of my career."

Akshay gets his make-up and hair done before the final take.

Akshay doesn't look too happy wearing a flower on his head for this particular song sequence.

The production team has worked extra hard in creating a rather lavish set in Mumbai's film city. In director Nikhil Advani's words, "This is Santosh our DOP's ingenious invention - the Chinese ball chandeliers..."

A look at the Patiala Mini Cab fully coloured and well lit.

Patiala House deals with a large Punjabi family based in Southall, London. One of the first things which Nikhil Advani and his team did was to create a family tree depicting the various members of the family. Says Nikhil, "I thought that it would be quite something to put out the Patiala House family tree. This was made before even the script was completed. A list of characters and how they are all connected to each other. This family tree has been modified, slashed, revised several times over the past year. But it was the beginning of Patiala House."

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