Bangalore: Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar says he was excited about playing with guns and doing stunts in his first action movie 'Issaq' where he plays a 'Banarasi' boy in the lead role. "It's very exciting for any young man... it's a dream to play with guns and do stunts. It was very exciting for me," Prateik, the son of actor-politician Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil, told PTI here.
Based in Banaras, 'Issaq' is a Romeo-Juliet kind of story and the actor plays a kind of 'killing machine' in the film. "He is a Banarasi boy who kills for a living".
The 25-year-old, who made his Bollywood debut with the Aamir Khan production 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' in 2008 and starred in films like 'Dhobi Ghaat', 'Dum Maro Dum' and 'Aarakshan', was candid when asked if he expected 'Issaq' to give his career a breakthrough.
"I am not expecting anything. I hope it does (give me a breakthrough). (But) I am not expecting it," said Babbar.
"For me, it's (the script) something I believed in and wanted to work on. As an actor, action is something I have never done. So I wanted to do it. It's a fascinating script and story. I wanted to do it."
Prateik also has a couple of Hindi movie offers in hand. "I have a couple of offers on international projects (not Hollywood) as well."
Father Raj gives him acting tips. "Yes, he just told me to follow my instincts and work on the craft," Prateik said.
Asked what he has learnt in five years in Bollywood, the actor said, "Hard work is the only way to success. You have to be tough, stay tough."
His philosophy remains simple: "Keep working. Don't expect anything. Do things close to the heart and work hard with passion and dedication. Be honest to your work and do quality stuff."
Asked if he gets 'special attention' because of his mother, Babbar said, "I do get told about nice things about her. So it's always good to hear."
As an actor, he wants to do all kinds of roles, "experience every genre, every character as long as somewhere I feel a connection."