January 20, 2011 04:46:27 PM IST Abid, Glamsham Editorial
Prateik may prefer not to add any surname but this highly talented actor owes quite a lot to the acting genes that he has inherited from his actor father, Raj Babbar and legendary actress, the late Smita Patil. He showed shades of genius in a cameo in his debut film JAANE TU...YA JAANE and it was after that impressive performance that he landed the lead role in Kiran Rao's DHOBI GHAT.
The director Kiran Rao discloses that it was during the screening of JT...YJN that they had chosen Prateik for DHOBI GHAT. She has been frank enough to admit that despite the presence of ace actor and husband Aamir Khan in the film, it's Prateik who is the main hero of DHOBI GHAT. Kiran calls Prateik the backbone of DHOBI GHAT and says that he has essayed a brilliant role which has shaped up even better because an actor of the caliber of Aamir Khan was there to help him out throughout. Kiran discloses that they had already decided on the tone of Prateik's performance prior to the shoot of the film .
Well, we are sure that Kiran is on dot as those who have seen the film are raving about Prateik's performance.