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The couple also had a son, Prateik Babbar. In an interview with Filmfare, Nadira spoke about her marriage to Raj Babbar and was quoted as It was fortunate that I didn't listen to anyone's advice ke kisi aur mard ke baare mein sochoon. Prateik Babbar sits across the room from us at his public relations firm's The only child to parallel cinema's stars, Smita Patil and Raj Babbar, A stint at a rehab centre in Mumbai was followed by relentless counselling. When news of Raj Babbar and Smita Patil's hush-hush marriage broke out it Prateik is the only child from her marriage with Raj Babbar.
As he grew braver, he moved to miracle mood changers.
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Ganja remained a constant. The other constant was a girlfriend. With drugs, I also needed relationships. I am very careful about falling in love now," he says. A stint at a rehab centre in Mumbai was followed by relentless counselling. Most psychotherapy experts arrived at one conclusion — he was trying to fill a void. But it was true. It makes me glad then that in the last three years, I have stayed away from a relationship.
The break gave me the chance to face my problems alone, even if I was facing them when high. Kakkar, a friend of the family, even had firm named by Smita. I was pushing everyone away. Inhe announced that he was now simply, Prateik. He said in an interview during promoting Dum Maaro Dum in that he regarded actor Abhishek Bachchan as his elder brother, prompting half-brother Aryan Babbar to blame him for "doing all kinds of things for publicity".
After advertising, I auditioned for Jaane Tu Unusually natural on screen for a debutant, he won a Filmfare for the role in For a while, things seemed to be going well. But during Ek Tha Deewana, love did him in.
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When she returned on work from England next, the intricate tattoo on her forearm, Mera Pyaar, Mera Prateik, was gone. I forgot I existed. I was jealous, possessive… crazy. Think of a bad adjective, and I have been all that in five years. And then, Vidyatai Patil passed away last year.
Prateik says he lost track of reality, right and wrong. Without her watchful support, he took to what made him feel better, drugs and alcohol. It was my number one priority. I was hurting myself the most. But isolated, he turned to his only parent. I wanted to love him. His day now starts at the gym, followed by class, meeting people and auditioning.
On Smita Patil's death anniversary, remembering her sensational affair with a married Raj Babbar
In fact, Raj recounted their first meeting to Rediff, "Our first meeting ended in a sort of clash - a sweet clash that laid the foundation of a relationship later. It was not easy for any of the three parties involved - Smita, Raj and Raj's wife Nadira - and Smita even called their liaison a "private hell" once. Nadira reminisced her husband's infidelity in an interview with Filmfare in"Then he went away from us, from his family Though hurt, Nadira chose to accept Raj's affair and is quoted by Masala.
She needs my husband's companionship. Even if she is having an affair with my husband, as long as I can trust him to give me what I want at home, it does not affect me. Smita was labelled a 'homebreaker', but she said in a magazine interview shortly after her marriage, "A lot of things are not easy to understand Besides, I'm not worried about society's hostile glance. Shortly after Smita and Raj's son Prateik was born, she passed away due to severe childbirth complications, leaving a void in Tinseltown.
After her untimely demise, Raj returned to his first wife Nadira, who was called a 'doormat' for turning a blind eye to her husband's infidelity.