“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”, the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar told PTI here.
Based in Banaras, it's a Romeo-Juliet kind of story and he is a kind of “killing machine” in the film. “He is a Banarasi boy who kills for a living”.
The 25-year-old,who made his Bollywood debute in the Amir Khan production ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' in 2008 and featured in movies, including ‘Dhobi Ghaat', ‘Dum Maro Dum' and ‘Aarakshan', was candid when asked if he expected Issaq to give his career a breakthrough.
“I am not expecting anything. It hope it does (gives me breakthrough). (But) I am not expecting it”, said Babbar, who came across as a person who does his work and not worry too much about the results.
“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”.
Babbar also has couple of Bollywood movie offers. “I have a couple of offers on international projects (not Hollywood) as well”.
Dad Raj gives him acting tips. “Yes, he just told me to follow my instincts and work on the craft”, Prateik said.
Asked what he has learnt in five years in Bollywood, Babbar Junior said: “Hard work is the only way to success. You have to be tough, stay tough”.
His philosophy remains simple: “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”.
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”.
As an actor, he wants to do all kinds of roles, ‘experiencing every genre, every character as long as somewhere I feel connect”, and is not one who likes to be typecast or has a favourite hat he always want to wear.