His mother died within weeks of his birth, making him (unfortunately) the most talked-about baby in the film industry ever. Almost three decades later, Prateik is still coming to terms with the consequences of this colossal loss. In a heart-warming and candid interview published in Sunday Mid-Day yesterday, the 29-year-old actor opened up about his struggle with drugs and his efforts to find a new foothold in an industry where it is “very easy to lose yourself.”
Admitting that “the last five years” have been “about running away from every kind of emotion,” Prateik speaks with candour about the impact his parents — Smita Patil and Raj Babbar — have had on his life, mainly by their absence. “My parents’ relationship always was a source of confusion. Why were things like this? If mom had just lived longer and dad would have spent more time with me…,” he muses. Going on to put the pitfalls of his relationship with Amy Jackson on the record, Prateik impresses with his honesty.
It takes gumption to come clean in an industry that is so quick to judge people and write them off. As bold moves go, this confession ranks high. We only hope that Prateik can start afresh with a clean slate, now that he has a new film scheduled for release within the next few months. After all, bold moves often result in rewards.
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