Nana Patekar has actually taken on the mantle of a superchef to see to it that the actors of Priyadarshanâ€™s comic
caper Malamaal Weekly 2 (produced by Percept Pictures) starring Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Nana Patekar,
Rajpal Yadav, Shreyas Talpade, Asrani and Shakti Kapoor among others, have a taste of the traditional fish
dishes, straight out of his motherâ€™s recipe book.
Nana has learnt the traditional recipe of the mouth-watering dish, powered by his motherâ€™s traditional masala
(comprising of over 42 ingredients), which he used to cook the meal for the cast and crew on the sets.
What is interesting is that, contrary to Nanaâ€™s jovial and easygoing personality, his character in Malamaal
Weekly 2 hardly speaks a word and uses his stone-faced expressions to walk off with the scene that generally
has actors of the ilk of Om Puri and Shreyas Talpade among others.
Says producer Shailendra Singh, â€œWe wanted to look beyond the star culture, to look at a league of extraordinary
gentlemen, extraordinary actors, who would bring their own flavour and add value to the script and I think, we have
come up with the perfect cast.â€
Nana Patekar feels that it is Priyanâ€™s spirit that makes the vital difference. â€œPriyan and I had planned so many
films, but it feels so good when one film happens. More than anything else, I love to act and leave the rest to my
director. That is what happens with Priyanâ€, enthuses Nana.