A Mumbai-based tabloid ran report after report about his break-up with girlfriend of three years, Hanisha Melwani.
First it was his alleged obssession with his ex-girlfriend. "Hanisha and I were together for nearly three years," Prateik told Mumbai Mirror in November, "I am still fond of her. But she doesn't want me in her life any more."
And later, Prateik reluctantly admitted to a break-up in January. "That's over. It wasn't an easy task. But I am not chasing Hanisha any more."
But Prateik Babbar is undeterred. The actor has found love anew in 20-year old British model-actress, Amy Jackson, reports Mumbai Mirror.
"Prateik and Amy hit it off rather well right from the get-go. They have become rather close recently. They are definitely more than just good friends," a source revealed to the tabloid.
Amy, a Liverpool native, and Prateik met on the sets of Gautam Menon's romantic film Prem Katha.
The film is a remake of Gautham Menon's Tamil film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and features Amy as a Malyali Christian.
As any off-screen love story in Bollywood goes, Prateik and Amy insist that they're just friends.