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January 22, 2011

Prateik Babbar on the mother he never knew, Smita Patil

Filed under: Video Vault — Rajeev @ 1:33 am

Prateik Babbar, the talented young star of Dhobi Ghat, lost his mother when he was still a baby. He has formed a mental picture of her based on conversations with friends and family, and based on the films of hers that he’s seen. In this interview, Prateik talks about the mother he never knew, Smita Patil.


  1. omg! i am totally choked by this interview.

    Comment by aloka — January 22, 2011 @ 3:59 am

  2. I cannot imagine what it’s like for him to talk about his Mum. She’s really in a league of her own, and I’m really hoping her son becomes as iconic as Smita Patil.

    Comment by Ishita — January 22, 2011 @ 10:54 am

  3. Watched Smitha Patil in Chakra recently and realized how much ahead of her times she was. The bathing scene just blew my mind/touched my heart. Just one weird thing about the interview – for some reason, Prateik did not seem very genuine. Is it just me?

    Comment by Param — January 26, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

  4. Yes I agree.. he did not seem genuine..Rajeev you would know it best.. you met him personally .. what do you think?

    Comment by BB — January 28, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

  5. true, i can imagine it being a difficult topic to talk about but you are right, for some reason, he didnt seem very genuine. on a side note, was he stoned or does pot/weed in general because his way of speaking is a bit like that, not making any accusations just a thought…

    Comment by pia — January 30, 2011 @ 3:20 am

  6. he was 100% genuine…he has never ever seen her mother..she died when he came into this world..his dad left him alone..things went wrong..he duznt have a family…lives with his grand parents..yes he smokes weed does nothing wrong…i really respect this guy..

    Comment by sid — July 11, 2012 @ 2:57 am

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