Cannes 2024: Prateik Babbar On Mother Smita Patil’s Movie Manthan’s Screening At Movie Competition

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New Delhi:

Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar is over the moon as his mother and late actor Smita Patil’s 1976 movie Manthan is all set to be screened on the Cannes movie competition beneath the Cannes Classics phase. The 4 Extra Photographs Please! star, who might be part of the movie competition this yr, spoke to Hindustan Instances earlier than jetting off to the French riviera. He stated, “My mom goes to be celebrated. It’s a large second for me and my household. For me particularly this can be very symbolic. I’m a really proud son. This second jogs my memory of how wonderful a lady she is and the way I’m fortunate to be her son.”

Speaking about his mother’s movie Manthan, Prateik added, “I at all times knew about it. My grand mother and aunt used to inform me the story of the movie’s making. My grandfather was additionally a farmer , so I used to be at all times instructed to really feel happy with my lineage. Additionally, I revisit my mother’s movies very steadily, it is like watching FRIENDS for me- you realize what is going on to occur subsequent, however you retain watching.”

The 77th Cannes Movie Competition will characteristic eight Indian movies this yr together with the restored 1976 movie Manthan, which was crowd-funded by 500,000 farmers. Manthan might be screened on Might 17 beneath the Cannes Classics choice, which showcases classics, restored prints, and documentaries.

Identified for movies like Manthan, Bhumika, Aakrosh, Namak Halaal and Shakti, Smita Patil had married actor Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986 resulting from problems in childbirth.

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