Bollywood actor Nana Patekar spent a day on this dusty mofussil city, interacting with villagers and attempting his arms at a plough pushed by oxen, earlier than collaborating in a cultural programme organized by a central paramilitary drive. According to sources within the CRPF, which had invited the nationwide award successful actor to the operate held right here, about 100 kms from the state capital, Patekar had reached Patna by air on the earlier evening and drove to Mokamah within the morning.
Dressed in a easy sky blue kurta and pyjama, he was greeted with patriotic slogans as he stepped out of the car and waved at onlookers wanting to catch a glimpse.
Known for his philanthropy, Patekar, who has prior to now made contributions by a charitable group he runs to flood-affected areas of Bihar, expressed the will to see the villages close by and he was taken to the Aunta panchayat located near the CRPF group centre, the venue
of the operate.
“I came here because I was told this is a land of soldiers and farmers,” mentioned the actor, evoking wild applause from the individuals.
A villager fondly gifted him a ‘gamcha’ (conventional towel) which the actor put proudly on his shoulder, trying each inch a farmer who has spent his life behind the plough.
He chatted with the farmers for a while, indulging their requests for selfies, a far cry from his fiery off-screen popularity, and upon the sight of a farmer tilling the land, requested the cultivator to step apart and took the reins of the oxen tied to the plough because the onlookers clapped merrily.
Patekar, whose directorial enterprise “Prahaar” noticed him taking part in a commando for which he famously underwent rigorous coaching at a army academy, thereafter left for the CRPF cultural occasion which is to proceed until late within the evening.
Known for intense portrayals of a person in uniform in motion pictures akin to “Andha Yudh”, “Ab Tak Chhappan”, “Shagird”, “Kohram” and “The Attacks of 26/11”, Patekar inaugurated the cultural fest by lighting a lamp, donning the CRPF uniform.
The crowd urged the actor for a rendition of a few of his well-known dialogues and he promptly obliged.
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