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Deepika Padukone is ideal to play my mother: Prateik Babbar

The son of the late actress Smita Patil believes Padukone resembles her the most.

Keyur Seta

In the season of biopics, there has been talk of one on the late actress Smita Patil as well, but there has been no announcement of such a project so far. Many have said Chitrangada Singh would be perfect to play Patil. The actress herself also expressed a desire to bag the role if the biopic does get made.

But Prateik Babbar, son of Smita Patil and actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, believes Deepika Padukone of the current crop would be ideal to play his mother. During a conversation, he said, “Deepika Padukone is apt for the role. She looks like Smita Patil, those eyes, the features are similar, her forehead, the poise, the demeanour.”

Prateik Babbar said given a choice, he, too, would love to be part of the Smita Patil biopic.

The young actor said he is proud of his mother's legacy. “She was the youngest actress to be on the panel of the prestigious Cannes film festival," he recalled. "She has done amazing work and her personal and professional life are truly inspiring.”