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‘Mom’s awesome’

entertainment Updated: Feb 11, 2011 01:20 IST

Actor Prateik Babbar feels his mother Smita Patil was an “awesome” actor and he is comfortable, though not overjoyed with the constant comparisons with his mom. Comparisons to Patil have intensified after his performance in

Dhobi Ghat

.



“I think it’s amazing to be compared with her. It just shows that even after all these years, people don’t want to forget her. They want to remember her through me. Fair enough. But somewhere down the line I need to come into my own. To be recognised for my own abilities and personality,” said the actor.



“I’ve seen my mom’s films. She’s awesome. But I don’t see that much of resemblance between us,” he added. After playing a socio-economically-challenged member of a backward community in

Dhobi Ghat

, Prateik will now be seen as a denizen of the privileged class in Prakash Jha’s

Aarakshan

. Talking about his role, he said, “It’s something that I haven’t done before. It has to appeal to me and challenge me. That’s why I did

Dhobi Ghat

. I never thought I could carry off the lingo and body language of a

dhobi

.”