With his impressive performance in Cobalt Blue, actor Prateik Babbar has won the hearts of the nation. This movie followed an unconventional storyline, portraying a queer love story where two siblings fall in love with the same guy.
The actor took to his Instagram to share that the movie will always be special to him, as one of the scenes features a picture of his late mother Smita Patil. He penned an emotional quote to go along with the post.
Prateik Babbar wrote, “I’ve said it before .. & I’ll say it over & over again .. this one’s special for so many reasons .. but the most special reason being .. – this is the first time (& hopefully not the last) my gorgeous mother & I will ever be seen in the same frame together .. even if it’s just her photograph .. this particular scene & film will always empower me in ways I can’t articulate..Set in the early / mid 90’s .. my character, that of a mysterious paying guest happens to be a fan of the great Smita Patil! .. what a time to be alive! If heartbreak had a name .. #CobaltBlueOnNetflix “
Smita Patil was an Indian actress, who led the New Wave movement of cinemas in India. She however passed away at the tender age of thirty-one, just a few weeks after giving birth to her son Prateik. She was also a recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian honor, a Padma Shri.