MUMBAI: Nikhil Advani directed Patiala House, which stars Akshay Kumar in the lead, is targeting a Diwali 2010 release.
The movie, which is being co-produced by T-Series and Mukesh Talreja’s People Tree Films, will go on floors in December this year.
Patiala House will see Anushka Sharma opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie also stars Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.
The movie has been inspired from the real life story of the Malhotras of Malabar Hill. Veteran film publicity designer Rahul Nanda, who is the son of writer and novelist Gulshan Nanda, has conceived the concept of the Patiala House.
Patiala House’s patriarch is Gurkreeat Singh Kalon (Rishi Kapoor) who rules and runs his family life just like a prime minister would run a government. He is a strict disciplinarian whose authority and rules are not questioned in Patiala House.
Advani says, "Our story is universal in spirit as it is a story about all joint families, which have a patriarch who decides their lives and wants to keep everyone under one roof. Kahlon family has been living for last four generations in South Hall."