Pataudi Palace: Royal permission!

By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, March 14 -- The royal Pataudi Palace has a place in Indian cinema, not only for the few films that have been shot here, but for being home to two generations of Bollywood stars. And in director Anand L Rai's next, Raanjhnaa, the palace in Haryana will feature again.

"We were very keen to shoot a couple of scenes at the Pataudi Palace. It has a rich history, being an imposing structure with splendid architecture, which worked well for a few particular scenes in the film," says producer Krishika Lulla. She also adds "We acquired all the requisite permissions. We share a rapport with Saif (Ali Khan) and family, so they gave it to us. They charged us a minimum amount."

The film stars Abhay Deol in a pivotal role, and the palace will be seen as his ancestral home. The lead actors, however, are Sonam Kapoor and Tamil actor Dhanush, who