In a surprising revelation, portions of Ranbir Kapoor’s latest blockbuster, “Animal,” were filmed at none other than Saif Ali Khan’s ancestral home – the iconic Pataudi Palace. Let’s delve into the details of this fascinating behind-the-scenes connection.
Pataudi Palace: A Cinematic Backdrop
Saif Ali Khan, while maintaining an active acting career, has found an alternative revenue stream by leasing out his ancestral property, the Pataudi Palace, for various film productions. This historic mansion has previously graced the screens in productions like the Prime Video series “Tandav,” Julia Roberts-starrer “Eat Pray Love,” and Aamir Khan’s “Rang De Basanti.”
Animal’s Cinematic Success
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and featuring Ranbir Kapoor, “Animal” has proven to be a major commercial success, despite receiving mixed reviews. The Pataudi Palace plays a significant role in the film’s narrative, showcasing its grandeur and adding a unique dimension to the storyline.
Recognizing the Palace in Animal
Eagle-eyed fans quickly identified the Pataudi Palace’s expansive lawns and regal hallways in various scenes of the movie. Notably, a scene featuring a bloodied and shirtless Ranvijay (Ranbir’s character) exuding menace was shot in a hallway previously shared by Saif on social media. The scene captures the trophy in the background, framed photographs on the wall, and a bureau on one side, all echoing the same ambiance seen in Saif’s earlier picture.
Pataudi Palace: A Familiar Setting
The film also includes a scene where a clean-shaven Ranvijay poses for a family picture, and this was filmed on the picturesque grounds of the Pataudi Palace. Social media buzzed with pictures from the film set, providing fans with a glimpse into the majestic backdrop that adds to the movie’s visual allure.
Beyond the Screens
Saif Ali Khan’s decision to lend his ancestral home for cinematic endeavors not only adds to the film’s grandeur but also showcases the rich heritage of the Pataudi Palace on the silver screen. As fans continue to appreciate the movie’s success, the historic mansion stands as a testament to Bollywood’s ability to intertwine modern storytelling with timeless elegance.
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