Remember Smita Patil's celebrated song in the rain 'Aaj Rapat Jayen' with Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal? Apparently, Smita was so unhappy doing a rain song that she cried after she came home.
One hopes Prateik likes the rain more. Goldie Behl will shoot the entire film tentatively entitled Copycat in the rains.
Says the director, "It's gritty realistic romantic thriller set on the streets of Mumbai during the rains. We'll be shooting from July through the monsoon."
Goldie didn't want artificial studio rains for the film. But he did want Prateik for the lead. Says Goldie, "There's something special about that boy, besides the fact that he looks so much like his mother. He suits the role perfectly."
A new girl will star opposite Prateik. A short-list of hopefuls has been drawn up and Goldie would take his best-friend and almost-brother Abhishek's help to choose the finalist for the female lead.
Shooting in the Mumbai streets in movies about life in the metropolis has become a way of life for Prateik Babbar. Last month he shot for Raghav Dar's My Friend Pinto on the Mumbai streets. Now during the whole of July, Prateik will be on the streets of Mumbai shooting in the pelting rain for a thriller set in the monsoon.