Prateik Bab­bar

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Brunch - - PERSONAL AGENDA -

If not an ac­tor, you would have been...

Ei­ther a mu­si­cian or a sportsper­son.

How do you feel af­ter kick­ing the butt of your drug habit?

I’m to­tally de­ter­mined and in­spired to be the best I can.

Be­tween your mother (the late Smita Patil) and father (Raj Bab­bar), who have you taken af­ter as far as act­ing skills are con­cerned.

None. But I have im­mense re­spect for them as per­form­ers. They were and al­ways will be my su­per­stars!

Who are you clos­est to?

My fam­ily.

The best thing about do­ing a com­mer­cial with MS Dhoni.

I’m a huge cricket fan. I be­lieve the game comes nat­u­rally to me. I feel it in my veins. Meet­ing the most suc­cess­ful cap­tain, and to ex­pe­ri­ence the hum­ble­ness of the great man was awe­some. He was very sup­port­ive and en­cour­ag­ing.

Films or tele­vi­sion. What do you en­joy do­ing more?

Both. It’s the sto­ries and the char­ac­ters that I love more than the medium.

One movie of your father’s that you re­ally en­joyed.

Prem Geet (1981).

A piece of ad­vice you wish some­one had given ten years ago.

Don’t trust so eas­ily.

Do star kids need to put in ex­tra ef­fort to prove them­selves?

I be­lieve so. Though other peo­ple might think oth­er­wise.

The worst thing about be­ing in Bol­ly­wood is...

Noth­ing. I love it!

A direc­tor you would love to work with.

All our supremely tal­ented di­rec­tors. I’m sure they know who they are.

Among the cur­rent crop of young ac­tors, who do you en­joy chill­ing out with?

I’m friendly with ev­ery­body. I’m a friendly guy.

Are you fond of any sport?

I love all of them. Play­ing a sport comes nat­u­rally to me! It’s a very solid re­la­tion­ship!

What’s the cra­zi­est thing that a fe­male fan has ever done for you?

One of them wrote me a let­ter in blood and threat­ened to kill her­self if I didn’t marry her.

Are you on Tin­der?

No. I’m not.

What ap­peals to you more, beauty or brains?

I pre­fer to have a lit­tle bit of both.

If you woke up one day and found you’d turned into a woman...

I would go shop­ping.

Your all-time favourite di­a­logue.

My mind.

Work­outs.

I’m Bat­man!

De­fine your style.

Un­der­ground, beach bum, cool, easy, rock ‘n’ roll.

What are you most com­fort­able in?

Py­ja­mas.

The gad­get you love to fid­dle with.

My cell­phone.

The cra­zi­est thing you have ever done.

I’ve done way too many of those.

Three things you would want if you were stranded on an is­land.

Wa­ter, food and shel­ter.

The theme song of your life is...

I be­lieve I can fly by R Kelly.

What helps you to stay fo­cused? Your strat­egy in a cri­sis.

To be smart and do the right thing.

You de­stress with... A su­per power you wish you had.

All of them!

— In­ter­viewed by Veenu Singh

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