[avatar user=”krupakshimehta” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Krupakshi Mehta[/avatar]
Prateik Babbar, son of Raj Babbar amd Smita Patil, debuted with the film Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na in 2008. After which in the span of next ten years he was seen in several films like Baaghi 2 and Dhobi Ghat. His career which was once in a resurrection mode saw a healthy upsprung with Chhichhore, a 2019 release which also casted Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor.
The actor was recently seen taking a trip down the memory lane. Recalling his times with the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, he said, ““I was fortunate to work with him, even if it was for just one film. It became such a success. It’s a special film for all of us in the team. Sushant and I were acquaintances who would bump into each other at events. I’d even seen him at the gym a couple of times. I had noticed that Sushant had an aura about him, which was not like anyone else’s in the business. He was unique and he stood out. My experience of working with him was very short, restricted largely to the time we spent shooting or rehearsing our scenes together. That was the only time we bonded and got talking.”
Taking about how different human being Sushant was he said, “We did our readings and rehearsals together simultaneously as the shot was being set up. He was an extremely warm, fun-loving, and an easy-to-talk-to kind of person. But he would also drift away sometimes into his own world. Sushant loved having conversations; not only was he always trying to have a good time on the set, but he would ensure others were having fun, too. Sushant loved talking about quantum physics, planets, stars, and sciences. I still remember he wanted to visit Antarctica after shooting the film. I was blown away with that; who would think of doing that really? He did! He was curious about life and exploring it through all its avenues. He was one of a kind, who saw things differently and had priorities that were different from the herd. He was a gem of a guy. I will always remember him as a unique guy, who was so friendly, curious, and full of life.”
It has been a year since Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, a great actor and a curious person who believed in himself. A beautiful soul who was ready to take over the world.