Nana Patekar is known for his eccentricity and short temper. | short temper.
Nana Patekar is known for his eccentricity and short temper. So it comes as a surprise when news filtered in about him being a wonderfully co-operative person on the sets of Priyadarshan’s ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’. We also heard that he actually tried to bond over biryanis and fish with the rest of the crew.
Shreyas Talpade is the lucky recipient of Nana’s rare affection. He says, “Kaka (that’s how he refers to Nana) looks at me like his son-in-law and he’s very protective about Dipti (Shreyas’ wife). He will love you but also shout at you. Nana wanted me to perform a few sequences in a particular manner. So he asked me to show him how I would enact the scenes. Though I wasn’t ready to show him at that moment, Nana insisted and I had no choice but to do it. You just can’t say no to him. He is very authoritative.”
Shreyas says Nana may sound rough but he means good, “Initially everyone was tense on the sets, worried if he will lose his temper. He realised that people were stressed because of him, so he started dancing, joking and cooking for us.”
Nonetheless one can’t forget the tales of him supposedly hitting then girlfriend Manisha Koirala on the sets of ‘Agnisakshi’ and several other instances of his temper tantrums. But if he has genuinely changed, then good for him!