Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar has been apparently dating British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson, as the two are working together in Ek Deewana Tha.
Prateik is now even helping her professionally. He is keen that she finds a foothold in Bollywood. He is making sure that she learns Hindi and has been introducing her to industry folk, says a media report.
Prateik's concern for her has already landed her Nikhil Advani's next film besides a South film.
The report quotes a source: "Now that they have completed the shooting for Ek Deewana Tha, Amy has been spending a lot of time in Mumbai. She has already enrolled in an acting class and brushing up on the language and diction.
Adds the source, "The young couple is always together. Even when she has to travel out of Mumbai, Prateik makes it a point to drop and pick her up from the airport. They recently even attended an awards event together."
The source continues, "Amy is excited about making an acting career in Bollwyood. Prateik has been a big source of encouragement and support for her. As she is new, Prateik is making her aware of the hows and whys of the industry."
Their film, which is slated to release early next year, is the remake of Menon's own Tamil and Telugu film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Ye Maaya Chesave.
The British model-actress won the Miss Teen World title in 2008.
Her modelling assignments landed her a role in A L Vijay's Tamil film Madrasapattinam after which she was signed by Gautham Menon for Ek Deewana Tha.