Prateik Babbar, son of Late actress Smitha Patil has so far not struck lucky, though he was greatly appreciated in all his three films - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Aarakshan and My Friend Pinto.
When director Gautam Menon decided to remake the Tamil blockbuster Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, AR Rahman, who has known him for over a decade suggested that he gives Prateik a chance. Though many other young heroes, including Tiger (Jackie Shroff's son) was being considered for the role, AR Rahman felt strongly that Prateik was the right person for the role.
As per sources, AR Rahman was extremely impressed with Prateik Babbar's performance in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and had predicted that he had a bright future. AR Rahman also told Gautam Menon that a screen test was also not required for Prateik.
Well, with the backing of someone as talented and successful as AR Rahman, Prateik Babbar can smile!