Prateik Babbar has paid an emotional tribute to his mother and actress Smita Patil on the latter’s 30th death anniversary. In a Facebook post, Prateik wrote how he is blessed to be the son of such an amazing actress and hated her for not being around.
Smita Patil passed away on December 13, 1986, due to complications after childbirth, barely two weeks after her son Prateik was born on November 28. Coping up with Smita’s demise would obviously have been difficult for Prateik.
It was these emotions that the 30-year old actor poured into his social media post. He wrote that three decades later, Smita still managed to make the entire nation miss her. Prateik said that she was a God sent and they got greedy and kept her to themselves. He added that he loved her but hated Smita too for not being there.
Read his emotional post here:
While this post reveals Prateik’s yearning for his mother, he also vouched to take hold of his life now. In an interview to a portal, Prateik said that he has resurrected himself with sobriety.
Prateik has been away from alcohol and drugs for a year now and said he couldn’t have done it without his mother. Talking about the five dark years of his life, Prateik said he took everything for granted. He added that he was neither doing well professionally nor was he emotionally satisfied; till one day.
“Then, one day, a switch inside me flipped and I gave it all up. I don't think I could have done it without my mom, whom I think about the moment I wake up in the morning, till I go to bed at night. Even in my dreams, I am fighting with her, hating her, loving her and wanting to make her proud,” said Prateik.
The actor who won accolades for films like ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa’ and ‘Dhobi Ghat’ said he would now work towards taking hold of his life.