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After Natsamrat, Nana Patekar in Prakash Raj's Tadka with Ali Fazal and Shriya Saran

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

After the stunning Marathi film, Natsamrat,Nana Patekar is now gearing up for a romantic comedy, Tadka.

Directed by Prakash Raj, the film also features Ali Fazal, Shriya Saran and b in pivotal roles and is set in Goa and Mumbai.

Tadka, as reported by a leading daily, is about how food brings two people together. It marks Prakash Raj's directorial debut in Bollywood and is an official remake of his own Tamil directorial, Un Samayal Arayil, which was the official remake of the Malayalam film, Salt N Pepper.

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Nana Patekar and Ali Fazal in a still from Tadka (Mumbai Mirror)

Patekar's role in the film is that of an archaeologist who loves food and music, while Shriya enacts the character of a Mumbai-based radio jockey. The report quotes Raj explaining the concept of the film:

"Nana plays an endearing character who is passionate about cooking, his conversations revolve around food. Ali Fazal is his sister's son with whom he shares a close bond. Nana loves food in real life too and has been cooking and baking for the team in between shots."

While most of the film has already been shot in Goa, the Mumbai schedule is yet to begin. Raj adds:

"We have been shooting all over Goa. After this we will proceed to shoot Shriya's RJ portions in Mumbai."

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-- quotes from Mumbai Mirror

First published: 23 May 2016, 2:00 IST