Bollywood actor Nana Patekar spent a day in this dusty mofussil town, interacting with villagers and trying his hands at a plough driven by oxen, before taking part in a cultural programme organized by a central paramilitary force. According to sources in the CRPF, which had invited the national award winning actor to the function held here, about 100 kms from the state capital, Patekar had reached Patna by air on the previous night and drove to Mokamah in the morning.
Dressed in a simple sky blue kurta and pyjama, he was greeted with patriotic slogans as he stepped out of the vehicle and waved at onlookers eager to catch a glimpse.
Known for his philanthropy, Patekar, who has in the past made contributions through a charitable organization he runs to flood-affected areas of Bihar, expressed the desire to see the villages nearby and he was taken to the Aunta panchayat situated close to the CRPF group centre, the venue
“I came here because I was told this is a land of soldiers and farmers,” said the actor, evoking wild applause from the people.