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Exciting to play with guns, do stunts in Issaq: Prateik Babbar

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Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 17:59 [IST]

Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar, who is son of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil, says that he was excited playing with guns and doing stunts in his first action movie Issaq, which is expected to release in September. The budding actor plays a Banarasi boy in the movie.

Talking to PTI, Prateik Babbar said, "It's very exciting for any young boy or man...it's a dream to play with guns and do stunts. It was very exciting for me." Issaq has a Romeo-Juliet kind of story, which is set in Banaras. Prateik is a kind of killing machine in the film. Talking about his role, the actor says, "He is a Banarasi boy who kills for a living."

Prateik Babbar debuted in Bollywood through Aamir Khan production Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na in 2008. Later, he has acted in films like Dhobi Ghaat, Dum Maro Dum, Aarakshan, My Friend Pinto and Ekk Deewana Tha. When asked if he expects Issaq to give him a breakthrough, he said, "I am not expecting anything. I hope it does (gives me breakthrough). (But) I am not expecting it."

The budding Bollywood star further said, "For me, it's (the script) something I believed in and wanted to work on. As an actor, action is something I have never done. So I wanted to do it." He said, "It's a fascinating script and story. I wanted to do it. I have a couple of offers on international projects (not Hollywood) as well."

Talking about what learnt in Bollywood, Babbar Junior said, "Hard work is the only way to success. You have to be tough, stay tough. Keep working. Don't expect anything. Do things close to heart, and work hard with passion and dedication. Be honest to your work and do quality work."

When asked about whether his dad Raj gives him acting tips, Prateik said, "Yes, he just told me to follow my instincts and work on the craft." Asked if he gets special attention because of his mother, Babbar said, "I do get told about nice things about her. So it's always good to hear."

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Story first published:  Friday, July 13, 2012, 17:49 [IST]
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