Talk about Nana Patekar and more often than not one expects an on-screen confrontation with him around. He may have mellowed down from his TIRANGA and KRANTIVEER days over the last decade and a half but the fire is still burning in him, though in a far more subtle manner, as can be evidenced in last recent release TUM MILO TOH SAHI. However, now that he is ready to lock horns with Shahid Kapoor in upcoming release PAATHSHAALA, one looks forward to the kind of drama and confrontation that takes place for this Ahmed Khan film which does touch upon the school education system in our country.
"Yes, obviously there are scenes between Nana and me in the film. They are quite integral to the narrative as well and do bring in a dramatic high. Having said that, you should wait for the film to release and check out for yourself around the so-called 'confrontation'. Meanwhile, let me also state that Nana sir is playing a much quieter person in the film. His character is an introvert and approaches things in a much subtle manner", reveals Shahid who is sharing screen with the veteran actor for the first time in his career.
With Nana Patekar and Shahid Kapoor around, it pretty much looks like a chalk and cheese combination. While Shahid is known for being quite mild, Nana is known for his fireworks. Was this total contrast in personality a major reason behind Ahmed Khan roping in these actors?
"Well, yes in a way that's true because a lot of consideration was given to the fact that who were the people who wanted to support this film and the subject which it tries to explore", says Shahid in a thoughtful tone, "Nana and I haven't worked before so yes, there is a definite freshness that comes in. He has done a fabulous job in the film and it would be there for all to see."