It was heard that Nana Patekar, was not really happy when Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical flick, Bajirao Mastani released, and the actor also criticised the film-maker for distorting facts about the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao, and Marathi culture in general.
However, Nana Patekar has rubbished these reports by saying, that someone has fabricated and wrongly accused him of making such statements. Nana Patekar, was quoted as saying,
Khamoshi, starring Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala and Nana Patekar released in the year 1996. The film, went on to be a blockbuster hit. Khamoshi, was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Nana Patekar, denies reports that he was upset about Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani. However, the actor confirmed that he would never watch the movie as he feels SLB has distorted facts.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has always delivered the best cinematic experience and we wonder what he has to say on Nana Patekar's statements on the film, Bajirao Mastani.
Bajirao Mastan, is doing really good at the box office and has overtaken Shahrukh Khan starer Dilwale, in terms of box office collections.
Bajirao Mastani & Nana Patekar
"I do not wish to watch this film. Because If I would made a film based on history, I would see to it that I do not distort facts. Also, maza manat jo Bajirao ahe, to tasach rahu det. (I want to keep the image of original Bajirao in my imagination, intact." says Nana Patekar.
"I never uttered these words. It is purely a fabricated piece of information. Someone has wrongly accused me of criticising Sanjay's work. I have not even watched the film, so where is the question of me scrutinising it?"
When quizzed further if he would like to watch Bajirao Mastani, Nana Patekar quickly replied,
"I do not wish to watch this film. Because If I would made a film based on history, I would seen to it that I do not distort facts. Also, maza manat jo Bajirao ahe, to tasach rahu det. (I want to keep the image of original Bajirao in my imagination, intact."
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With this statement, it is confirmed that veteran actor Nana Patekar, does not wish to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani. We wonder what SLB, has to say about this!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Nana Patekar
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Nana Patekar, had worked together for the blockbuster movie, Khamoshi. The movie, starred Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles. Nana Patekar, also played a pivotal role in the movie and delivered the best outcome.
The song in the movie Khamoshi, 'Aaj Main Upar' remains a classic track and is loved and listened to, even now.