Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's recently released film "Animal" has taken the film industry by storm, breaking records and amassing over Rs 300 crore at the box office within just three days of its theatrical release. The star-studded cast, including Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, and Triptii Dimri, has captivated audiences, but one hidden gem steals the spotlight – Saif Ali Khan's ancestral home, the esteemed Pataudi Palace, valued at an astonishing Rs 800 crore.
While the film features stunning visuals from exotic locations such as Manali, Mumbai, Gurugram, Delhi, Punjab, England, and Scotland, it is the portrayal of the family's grand residence that has intrigued many. Unbeknownst to some, the majestic mansion depicted in the movie is none other than Pataudi Palace, an architectural marvel with a rich history.
Constructed in 1935 by the last ruling Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan, the palace served as the residence for the Pataudi family, rulers of the princely state of Pataudi. The architectural design is a harmonious blend of colonial, Indian, and Islamic influences, boasting grand arches, intricate carvings, and expansive courtyards that stand as a testament to the region's architectural heritage.
Situated approximately 26 kilometres from Gurugram and 60 kilometres from New Delhi, Pataudi Palace's strategic location makes it easily accessible for events and weekend getaways. Beyond its cinematic portrayal in "Animal," the palace remains an enduring symbol of cultural and historical significance.
As "Animal" continues to make waves in the cinematic world, audiences now have a glimpse into the opulence of Pataudi Palace, adding an extra layer of allure to this blockbuster film. The majestic setting serves as a reminder of the rich heritage embedded in every frame, making "Animal" not just a visual treat but also a celebration of cultural grandeur.