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Prateik pays tribute to the comic legends in My Friend Pinto
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; October 5, 2011)
To get into character for My Friend Pinto, Prateik had to work on two things – get rid of his urban image and his introverted nature. “The film is a racy, mad comedy about a young musician who comes to Mumbai from Goa to visit a friend. He is a simple, innocent guy who gets lost in the city and has a one night adventure with people from different walks of life,” says debutant director Raghav Dar. “Prateik is a friendly guy in real life but he takes time to open up. He worked hard on his body language and became somewhat extroverted,” adds Raaghav.
Interestingly, Prateik’s character in this UTV Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali production is reminiscent of the legendary Raj Kapoor and Charlie Chaplin. “It is in the same tradition as the films these legends have done, but more contemporary. Prateik is also a natural actor like these veterans. The film will remind you of Raj Kapoor’s Jaagte Raho. The hero wants to help people out but instead puts them in trouble and causes problems for himself too. There are many comic situations throughout the movie,” says the director.
Prateik’s love interest in the film is Kalki Koechlin. “It may be an unusual pairing, but they look good together. I always had them in mind while deciding on the cast,” says Raaghav.
Adds Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has made a comedy for the first time as producer, “This pair will herald a new More >