The son of actor-politician Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil has battled substance abuse. Prateik Babbar had made a promising debut through the film ’Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na’(2008). He had also featured in a critically acclaimed film ’Dhobi Ghaat’.
The actor has starred in many films. However, he blames drug addiction for his slow career and has taken full responsibility for his actions. “Yes, I take full responsibility for my actions and blame myself and unfortunate circumstances together,” Prateek told IANS.
“I feel this decade of my journey in this industry has been one hell of a roller-coaster ride,” he said, adding: “I do not regret anything but one thing, that my grandparents were unable to see all the good in my life at this point of my life. I believe regrets are a burden and having them would only drag them down,” he added.
Talking about the stigma attached to people who are or were into drug abuse, Prateik said, “For users, abusers and addicts being called a drug addict is much deeper than someone just bringing it up in a casual conversation. The topic is a very sensitive topic and needs to be addressed to any person in a very polite manner.”
The ’Ek Deewana Tha’ actor has been looking for impactful characters to portray on the silver screen. He said, “I believe that content-driven impactful characters are a challenge to portray but are also iconic characters and that is something I feel that I am inclined towards and looking forward to.”