Prateik Goes Six Pack For ‘Issaq’

Six pack abs sell like hot cakes in Bollywood which perhaps is also the reason why more and more actors are following the trend. First it was Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman and now it seems ‘Dhobi Ghat’ actor Prateik is all set to join the gang. ‘Issaq’ the next movie he will be shooting for demands him to flaunt off six pack abs and the actor is quite excited for the same. The movie is actually an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Prateik who is now 24 seems to be working quite hard on the movie. The actor is pretty excited about playing the desi Romeo based in Benaras. The biggest challenge in this movie is the fact that the actor in real life is quite opposite to what his role portrays in the film. Prateik is working hard on the diction as well as in the gym for developing his six pack abs. ‘Issaq’ is set in the backdrop of Benaras and is directed by Manish Tiwari who has directed movies like ‘Dil, Dosti etc’. Shailesh Singh and Dhaval Gada are producing the Shakespearean adaptation. “Manish approached me for the film a year back. He convinced me to take up the project as he feels only I can do justice to the character of a Benarasi boy. As he belongs to that part of the country he is helping me to get into the character,” Prateik quoted. Prateik who had got a break with Aamir Khan’s production ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ along with Genelia D’Souza & Imran Khan seems to be enjoying the best phase of his life now-a-days. “I am probably going through the best phase of my career. Each film is a challenge and I am thankful to God that I am overcoming all these challenges,” Prateik said. His last appearance was in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘My Friend Pinto’. Prateik played the role of a confused ordinary boy who messes up everything around him. The movie being his first comic film young actor Prateik got to know the comedian inside of him. He himself commented that he has realized how good a comic timing he has. Also the actor thanked Bhansali for bringing out many shades and technicalities in his acting. Son to late Bollywood actress Smita Patil and now actor turned politician Raj Babbar Prateik never forgets to comment on how he misses his mother whose unfortunate death occurred just after he was born.