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Nana Patekar's private space captured

Written by: By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Published: Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:58 [IST]

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Step into the actor's getaway home. Nana Patekar has two properties in and around Pune - a flat and a farmhouse in Khadakvasla near Pune, where the elusive actor escapes to, from the madness of the city.

Recently Sangeeth Sivan (Nana's director in Ek) shot pictures of the actor in his Pune flat and farmhouse. This is the first time that Nana's private space has been captured on film.

Sivan says,"Nana grows rice, wheat and chana, etc. He sells the grown products and shares the money with his farmers. What is beautiful about Nana's flat and farmhouse are their unassuming simplicity and warmth."

The sprawling farmhouse has about seven rooms with a huge hall and is done up to suit the actor's simple taste. There is simple wooden furniture, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings to let the light in. There are many plants even inside the house.

Nana Patekar

"Nana has designed each room himself according to his own basic style and needs. He has hand-picked every accessory or furnishing in his homes. His homes have the bare essentials and mostly you won't find any servant to open the door. In his home, you don't ask for tea but go to the kitchen and make it for yourself and Nana. He cooks excellent meals made from vegetables grown at his farmhouse. He takes great pride in being a farmer."

Apart from vegetables, Nana even rears goats, hens, cows and bullocks at his farmhouse.

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