Prateik Babbar, son of Raj Babbar and Smita Patil claims to fame with Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. For his performance in the film he received Special jury mention certificate at Filmfare Awards and according to Rohan Sippy he is ‘a natural born actor’. Since then the son actor is on the wish list of many filmmakers. In fact he has been signed by big directors in the industry like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rohan Sippy for a comedy and a thriller respectively.
When asked to the actor, who turns 23 today, about his upcoming films, he said, “My filmmakers, be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali or Rohan, will do all the talking about their films. I’m under a contract and unable to say much.”
However, when asked to him about the controversy which rose recently where he kept superstar Aamir Khan waiting endlessly on the sets of Kiran Rao’s film Dhobi Ghat because he went to Goa on a holiday. He replied, “I haven’t been to Goa in five years.”
“I may be young, restless and even stupid, but I would never keep a senior actor like Aamir waiting,” added Prateik.
Everyone knows that Aamir Khan is perfectionist and no one dare to mess with him when it comes to work. However, Pratik Babbar who is just one film old and also the son of Raj Babbar and Smita Patil dare to do this recently on the sets of Dhobi Ghat. He made the film unit wait endlessly on the sets of the film. Not only that but he didn’t even inform anybody about his absence for the day. Eventually, the days shooting was called off and Aamir had to go back home. Dhobi Ghat is Aamir’s wife Kiran Raoâ€™s directorial debut.
Revealing about the incident, a unit member said, “Frantic efforts to trace Pratik were made, but of no avail. Officials from Aamir Khan Productions made repeated calls to Pratik’s mobile, but nobody could trace him that day.”
After some time, the film unit got to know that the actor is in Goa. Moreover, the film’s shooting was cancelled for next two days due to his absence. “It was very strange of Pratik to go to Goa. He is often spaced-out,” added the source.
However on his return, Aamir gave him a piece of words. He said, “Aise kaam nahin chalega. Please try and understand.” Then onwards Pratik has not dared to skip informally.