The Nawab and Begum of Pataudi, Saif and Kareena, are now planning on redesigning the interiors of the Pataudi Palace to suit their tastes. The palace was leased to a hospitality chain, which ran it as a luxury hotel, for several years; with many Hollywood and Bollywood personalities staying there.
Now, the Palace will not double up as a hotel any more as the owners Saif and Kareena will shift to the palace and redo it to suit their personal choices and Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore’s tastes. Though the palace was on lease to the hospitality chain, it was used by the Pataudi family on various occasions like Saif’s father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s funeral; Saif and Kareena’s wedding, etc.
Meanwhile, Saif is gearing up for the shooting for an underwater sequence for his upcoming spy thriller Phantom, with Katrina Kaif. Anees Adenwala of Underwater Film Service, who had trained Saif earlier for Tashan and Katrina for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, has been roped in for this film.
“As both Saif and Katrina have trained with Anees, they are comfortable with him. Kabir plans to shoot this sequence in March or April when the water is not too cold,” says a source.
Kabir Khan, the director of the film adds, “Saif and Katrina who have done similar scenes in the past, are super charged. They will need to undergo some training, but they are both skilled divers and I am confident that we will pull off these rigorous sequences which are an imporatnt part of the story.”