Patiala House, which stars Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma along with the evergreen jodi of Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, tells the story of a joint family set in South hall, London. Patiala House's patriarch is Gurkreeat Singh Kalon (Rishi Kapoor) who rules and runs his family life just like a prime minister would run a government. He is a strict disciplinarian whose authority and rules are not questioned by anybody in Patiala House. Every addition in the family; be it a cousin or a cousin's cousin all get accommodated in Patiala House and every new wedding results in the house and family getting bigger and bigger.
Speaking about this film based on a joint family, Nikhil Advani says, "Our story is universal in spirit as it is a story about all joint families who have a patriarch who decides their lives and wants to keep everyone under one roof. Kalon family has been living for the last four generations in South hall and its patriarch (played by Rishi Kapoor) has created his own fiefdom in Patiala House. The entire concept of the film has been conceived by Rahul Nanda, son of famed writer and novelist Gulshan Nanda."
Shooting of the film commences in December this year and the film is slated to release in Diwali 2010.
After the not so impressive Chandni Chowk To China, the duo of Nikhil Advani and Akshay Kumar are once again coming together with Patiala House. According to Nikhil, Patiala House has been inspired by real life instances.