Actress Alia Bhatt bags the late Smita Patil memorial award and wishes have been pouring ever since. Amongst the pile of congratulatory messages, the most special one has come across from the Chhichhore film actor Prateik Babbar, son of the late Smita Patil. Prateik Babbar, who will soon be seen in 4 More Shots Season 3, says, ” Congratulations to Alia Bhatt. Absolutely well deserved. There is no one more deserving than her. Alia bhatt in our generation of Hindi cinema is what my mother was in her generation, incomparable.”
Veteran Smita Patil brought a whole new meaning to Indian cinema back in her time. While actors find it difficult to fit into a bracket of choosing the right scripts, Smita Patil was the epitome of doing both experimental and conventional films. Her contribution to Indian Cinema has been immense. Alia Bhatt’s father Mahesh Bhatt has also once said about the similarities that Alia carries. He also mentioned how Alia had the potential to follow the path of Smita Patil who excelled both in commercial and experimental movies.
Prateik too, comments on the similarities between the two actresses, “Alia Bhatt and my mother have always been true to their art. Their choice of scripts and playing it to perfection has always been top-notch. Also, Alia is known for breaking stereotypes and portraying strong characters on screen. She actually gets into the skin of the character! I have been a big admirer of her work.”