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Prakash Raj directs Nana Patekar!

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He is the most sought after actors down south, even in Bollywood he has made a decent name for himself when he totally bowled over the audience in films like WANTED and SINGHAM. We are talking about actor Prakash Raj who has worked in over 300 films and is now set to direct his first. The film is called Tadka, and unlike his over-the-top personality it is a quirky, slice of life kind of a film starring Shriya Sharan, Taapsee Pannu, Ali Fazal and none other than Nana Patekar.

The national award winner, thespian and director, Prakash Raj is all set to remake his super hit film ‘Salt & Pepper’ with one of its kind and unique ensemble cast of Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran, Ali Fazal and Taapsee Pannu! Tadka has been made into three south India languages as Un Samayal Ariyal, Oggarane and Ulavacharu Biryani, and has managed to woo the audience each time!

Zee Studios will be collaborating with Nana Patekar again after ‘Natsamrat’ which performed extremely well & set new records.
Bollywood’s own acting stalwart Nana Patekar will return to the big screen with his trademark quirky, endearing and unpredictable avatar, which has been always loved and appreciated by the audiences each time.


Tadka, we hear is an interesting mix of emotions and quirk that shall appeal to a large part of audience ranging from youngsters to retired ones. The story will see Nana Patekar opposite Shriya Saran and Ali Fazal and Taapsee Pannu playing a young couple. It is a unique tale of love that brews between a middle aged couple over their love for cooking and food. It is a quirky, energetic and colorful comedy based on the background of food. The movie will be shot in Goa and the makers of the film have zeroed down on this destination to capture the unique colors and flavours from the land of fun, frolic, feni & fish.