Actor Prateik Babbar, who played a gay character in a stage play says he likes to play such a controversial character in a film.
“In my first play, I played a gay character and for me as an actor, it was very challenging. But I feel I have arrived at a very special place as an actor. I didn’t have any inhibitions about it,” the son of Raj Babar and Smita Patil told the media. “I would love to play a gay character on screen but it also depends a lot on the story and how it’s written.”
He recently acted in a play titled Six, based on A Midnight Clear by L.B. Hamilton. It revolves around two former gay lovers.
Prateik also feels theatre is rejuvenating.
He said: “I am doing theatre and I feel it’s very rejuvenating. There is just one take to glory and there is no take two. I enjoy the process of doing theatres and it’s a very satisfying experience.”
His past few films, including Ekk Deewana Tha, didn’t work at the box office, and he says he has learned a lot from his failure.
“You like when people appreciate your work. But in the recent past, my films didn’t work and it has happened to me more than once. So, I have learned a lot from my failure. The good thing is I have started focusing on the right things. For me, it’s all about acting and not about being popular,” the 30-year-old said.