New movie Issaq will create history at the box office, actor Pratiek Babbar tells Rakesh Kumar
Prateik Babbar, who made an impressive debut in the film, Jaane Tu, Ya Jaane Na, is keen to play a eunuch’s role or a lady’s character. The 26-year-old actor was very impressed with the role of Ashutosh Rana in Sangharsh, where he essayed the character of a eunuch. "I would love to try offbeat roles like hijra (eunuch) and a lady’s character in future as these are very challenging roles. And it is very hard to convince or connect with the audience while portraying these characters," said the actor. "I am very much impressed with Ashutosh Rana in the film because he brought alive the character, the way he acted in the movie."
Parteik Babar, son of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, was at the studio of Radio Mirchi along with Amayera Dastur, his co-star in his new film Issaq. He was there for the RJ Hunt Grand Finale and promotion of his film. The actor is making a come back after a brief gap with his new romantic film, Issaq. Before this, in his brief film career, the talented actor played several varied characters. For instance, in Dhobighaat he played the character of a dhobi (washerman) who dreams about getting a break in Bollywood. While in Dum Maaro Dum, he was a footballer, in Arakshan, he played a role of a rebel student. Most of his films didn’t perform well on the box office but his characters were always appreciated by the audience. "I know I made some mistakes while choosing the films. Anyway, this is part of life and we learnt a lot from failure," he shared.
Talking about his new film Issaq, Babbar said, "There are so many things that excited me to sign up for this film. Firstly, it is an adaptation of (Shakespear’s) Romeo and Juliet. The other thing is that the character is very powerful, he sees the different phase of his life, for instance, love, violence, fight and drama. And yes, the film is not only about love but it has all the other elements like Naxals and sand mafia also."
The film will hit the halls on 26 July but the actor seemed to be confident of its success. "The date for Valentine Day will change from this year onwards. Now, instead of 14 February it would be celebrated on 26 July as my film will create history on that day," quipped the actor.