Nana Patekar announces his next movie titled 'Nation First'
After giving critically acclaimed and blockbuster Marathi film Natasamrat earlier this year, actor Nana Patekar and director Mahesh Manjerekar will team up again for a Hindi film titled, Nation First.
Mumbai: After giving critically acclaimed and blockbuster Marathi film Natasamrat earlier this year, actor Nana Patekar and director Mahesh Manjerekar will team up again for a Hindi film titled, Nation First.
Nana, whose Natasamrat was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), here, said the duo's upcoming film rides on a fantastic script.
"We are going to start our new film soon. It's called 'Nation First'. We have got a fantastic script. If the film comes here at IFFI next year, I won't be surprised," Nana told reporters.
"It has no songs, and it'll have at the most a running time of 100 minutes. I feel you can tell a story in that time, no need to make a 3-hour film," he added.
The 65-year-old actor said his film choices are a result of his passion to prove himself everyday as an actor and be young to compete with people.
"Cricketers and actors have a test match everyday. You may have scored a century earlier, but what are you doing today is important. You can't live on past laurels. If someone new comes, public will go there. I haven't aged beyond 16. You have to be young," he said.
While actor has featured in serious movies like Krantiveer, Parinda and Ab Tak Chhappan, he was also a part of Welcome film series.
When asked what he enjoys more, he quipped, "Whichever, who pays me."
Nana said he did "Welcome to test if he can pull off a comedy.
"When I did 'Welcome', I wanted to check whether I am capable to do that kind of role or not. I was not sure if people would accept me, or if I have got that kind of talent. So I did it, I tried."