Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Animal’ filmed at Saif Ali Khan’s Pataudi Palace: reports

Ranbir Kapoor's film 'Animal' filmed at Saif Ali Khan's Pataudi Palace: reports

In the recent release of “Animal,” Ranbir Kapoor steps into the role of a wealthy, rebellious, and violent son, showcasing his versatility amid a backdrop of intense bloodshed.

Ranbir Kapoor's film 'Animal' filmed at Saif Ali Khan's Pataudi Palace
Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Animal’ filmed at Saif Ali Khan’s Pataudi Palace

While the film has gained attention for gripping performances, thrilling music, and intense scenes, fans are also commending the film’s production design.

According to reports from Hindustan Times and Indian Express, the allure is heightened by the revelation that the opulent residence depicted in the movie is none other than the iconic Pataudi Palace, located near Delhi.

Pataudi Palace, currently owned by Saif Ali Khan, takes center stage in “Animal,” serving as the luxurious setting for Ranbir’s on-screen family. Fans have observed striking similarities between the film’s interiors and the actual Pataudi Palace, confirming the regal residence’s pivotal role in the movie’s visual appeal.

This architectural gem, also known as Ibrahim Kothi, is nestled in the town of Pataudi in Haryana’s Gurgaon district. Originally constructed by Saif’s grandfather, the Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the palace has a rich history steeped in royal heritage. The property came into Saif’s possession after his father, the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, and was later repurchased by Saif from a hotel company. Notably, Pataudi Palace is currently inhabited by Saif’s mother, the esteemed actor Sharmila Tagore, adding another layer of familial connection to Ranbir’s presence in the palace during the filming of “Animal.”

Spread across a sprawling 10 acres, the palace boasts 150 rooms, including seven dressing rooms, bedrooms, and billiard rooms. Its lavish interiors feature large hallways, tall arches, and an abundance of artwork, creating an ambience of regal sophistication. The property’s lush green gardens further enhance its visual appeal, offering a picturesque backdrop for the cinematic narrative of “Animal.”

Valued at a staggering INR800 crore, Pataudi Palace has not only hosted the intense drama of “Animal” but has also been a sought-after location for several other prominent films. Hollywood star Julia Roberts’ “Eat Pray Love,” along with Bollywood hits like “Mangal Pandey,” “Veer Zara,” “Gandhi: My Father,” and “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,” have all utilized the palace’s grandeur for their cinematic storytelling. Interestingly, Saif’s own Prime Video series, “Tandav,” found its backdrop in the regal corridors of Pataudi Palace, further solidifying its status as a versatile and captivating location for both Bollywood and international productions.

As “Animal” continues to captivate audiences, the revelation of Pataudi Palace’s starring role adds an extra layer of intrigue to the film’s narrative, blending cinematic brilliance with the rich history and opulence of this iconic royal residence.

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