Was an absolute mess for five years: Prateik
Prateik Babbar (right) became one of the most sought after actors after he made his debut in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) as Genelia Deshmukh’s brother. Despite a great start, his career didn’t take off and has been on a slippery slope since then. The last few years have been full of turmoil, where he battled drug addiction and had a heart break after parting ways with Amy Jackson. Nevertheless, Babbar is now charged up for a comeback in films.
“I want to concentrate on acting. I’m doing a few plays and hoping that filmmakers cast me in their next films. I love acting, and I missed it for last few years,” says the son of actors Raj Babbar and Smita Patil. Babbar has finished shooting for a Bengali film, and is now doing a play called Six, based on a homosexual couple.
Putting his dark days behind him, he says, he doesn’t put the blame on anyone else for his shortcomings. “I was an absolute mess for the last five years because of drug abuse and depression,” he says, adding, “I want to rebuild myself, and focus my energy on work now. Learning method acting, I think, has made me more capable as an actor.” Babbar is positive about making a comeback and says.