Ranbir Kapoorâs mansion in Animal is actually Saif Ali Khanâs Pataudi Palace

In Ranbir Kapoor’s latest film, Animal, he portrays a wealthy, unruly character. The film is garnering attention not only for the intense performances and gripping music but also for the film’s remarkable production design. Interestingly, the lavish mansion showcased as Ranbir’s family home in the movie is none other than the famed Pataudi Palace near Delhi.

Viewers keen on identifying the film’s locales have drawn parallels between clips from Animal and archived videos of Pataudi Palace available online. During the filming last year, a crew member even tagged the palace as the shoot location on their Instagram stories.

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Pataudi Palace, presently owned by Saif Ali Khan, who is married to Ranbir’s cousin Kareena Kapoor, originally belonged to Saif’s late father, the renowned cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan. After a hotel company took control of the property, Saif personally bought it back. The palace’s origins are traced to Saif’s grandfather, the Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi. At present, Saif’s mother, the esteemed actor Sharmila Tagore, resides there.

The estate also referred to as Ibrahim Kothi, is situated in the town of Pataudi within Haryana’s Gurgaon district. Its opulent interiors are renowned for expansive hallways, towering arches, ornate paintings, and lavish green gardens, exuding a regal aura.

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Spanning 10 acres, the palace boasts an impressive 150 rooms, including seven dressing rooms, bedrooms, and billiard rooms, alongside grand drawing and dining rooms. The estimated value of this property stands at a staggering Rs 800 crore.

Notably, Pataudi Palace has served as a filming location for several movies, including Eat Pray Love, Mangal Pandey, Veer-Zara, Gandhi: My Father, and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. More recently, Saif’s OTT series Tandav was also filmed there.

Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Animal features Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna alongside Ranbir Kapoor in pivotal roles.