Just what I need, Mottu has just come in with my chilled lemonade… but insists on serving me an item on Nana Patekar along with it. I’m told that the fiery actor was approached by Apporva Lakhia to play a character based on the late cop, Hemant Karkare, in his next movie.
Well, the Shootout At Lokhandwala director is planning to make a film on the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai and recently met Nana to offer him the role of the slain Anti-Terrorist Squad officer.
According to Mots, Nana said that he would helm the project, while Lakhia could co-direct it. Seeing the nirdeshak’s face fall, Nana apparently told Lakhia that he needs to learn direction first, says Mottu. Last heard, currently at the very mention of Nana’s name, the director runs as fast as his legs can carry him. In the opposite direction of course. Tee hee.