In conversation with actor Prateik Babbar on life in lockdown

Ruhi Gilder
Ask Prateik Babbar what his most prized possessions are, and you get an immediate answer “Materialistic possessions are never part of the conversation when you’re talking to me. 
In a candid interview about his new film India Lockdown, the brilliant actor gives us a peek into his daily life. Making his Bollywood debut as the lovable younger brother in the hit film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008), Babbar has had quite the journey. The actor has since been praised been for roles in independent films like Dhobi Ghat and My Friend Pinto. 

Talking to LuxeBook, Babbar takes us behind the scenes of his professional life.  
Tell us about your upcoming film India Lockdown? How different was the experience shooting during the pandemic? 
India lockdown is written and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It captures the interconnected lives of different castes of people in our country, about the adjustments that had to be made during the country’s lockdown. No matter the status or caste, someone homeless or a billionaireeverybody was affected because of the lockdown. Shooting during the pandemic is different because there are so many protocols one must follow to make sure nobody is contracting the virus, yet it must be a smooth sailing shoot. 
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What was your quarantine routine? 
Eat, sleep, train, repeat.  
Did you develop any new hobbies during the lockdown?  
Not really, but I cooked a couple times and really enjoyed it.  
Which tv shows/movies would you recommend for binge watching? 
Too many! I would highly recommend Kingdom, which is about MMA, Tiger King, The Irishman 
What is your fitness routine? 
Weight training, and MMA, whenever time permits.  


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What is on your travel bucket list? Which is your favourite destination you have visited so far, and why? 
Seychelles is on my bucket list. I have visited Italy and France, two of my favourites because they are extraordinarily beautiful.  
Which is your favourite cuisine, and which is your go-to restaurant for it? 
My favourite cuisine is Italian. My goto restaurant is my own restaurant, Morgan’s Place (in Dharamshala, Bundi, Goa), where we cook the best Italian food. I even love cooking it myself.  
Who is your fashion/style icon? 
Too many but my parents, Smita Patil and Raj Babbar top the list 
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How would you describe your style sense? 
I would say it’s multidimensional 
What are your 3 most prized possessions? 
My familymy art and my dog 
What is your #1 guilty pleasure? 
Definitely chocolate!  

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