Nana Patekar returns to directing

This time, the actor is going to make a film about a 24-year-old girl who falls in love with a 50-year-old rowdy.

Published: 10th May 2011 01:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:56 PM   |  A+A-


Nana Patekar from the poster of 'Taxi No 9211'.

MUMBAI: Actor Nana Patekar will wield the megaphone once again in his second directorial venture to tell the story of a 24-year-old girl who falls in love with a 50-year-old rowdy.

"I have written a script and I would like to direct it any moment," said the 60-year-old who will go behind the camera for the film 20 years after his directorial debut ‘Prahaar: The Final Attack’.

It would be on the lines of the 1970s British film ‘Ryan's Daughter’ by director David Lean, says Nana.

"It's like 'Ryan's Daughter'. It's a simple, subtle love story. Here, the girl is 24 years old and the guy is in his 50s. The guy is not saying he loves her. He is rude and rowdy, being an ex-army. Yet he expresses his love in his own way," said Nana.

Asked if he is acting in the film too, he said, "I would be playing the old man. I haven't decided on the actress. Let’s see who would like to work with me."

What took him so long to write and direct again?

"Unofficially, I write so many things when I am shooting a film. I don't take credit for it. Until very recent time, I improvised my part of the script. I always say to my directors to change some part or I will do this part this way. If they agree, then only I become part of their project otherwise not. So I am always into it," said Nana.

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