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Mulk actor Prateik Babbar on his late mother Smita Patil: I miss her a lot

Prateik is currently busy promoting his upcoming film Mulk, directed by Anubhav Sinha. In Mulk, he co-stars with Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Rajat Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa and Ashutosh Rana. It is slated to be released on August 3.


Smita Patil was a far better actor than me, says Rekha

The first ever Smita Patil memorial award was given to Rekha for her contribution in the film industry. National award-winning actor Smita Patil passed away in 1986.

Prateik Babbar to celebrate Smita Patil's birth anniversary on the sets of Mulk

Actor Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar will celebrate his late mother's birthday by cutting a huge 10 kg cake on the sets of his upcoming film 'Mulk'. Talking about the preparations the actor said that he would also bring some red roses and white lilies as she loved flowers.

Shabana Azmi’s tweets about Cannes 1976 is a perfect throwback to the sweeter and simpler times of Bollywood

Shabana Azmi's picture with Shyam Benegal and Smita Patil at the Cannes Film Festival 1976 reflects the time when the film industry was more about substance than glamour.

Amitabh Bachchan reminisces time spent with Smita Patil

Amitabh Bachchan, has shared memories of his movie "Namak Halal" with the late Smita Patil during the shooting of the film.


Alia among actors treading Smita Patil's path: Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt said he sees his daughter Alia Bhatt and many other actresses fitting into the shoes of Smita Patil.

Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal shared a great professional relationship with Smita Patil.

When Smita Patil cooked her own food during shooting

While shooting for Mrinal Sen's "Akaler Sandhane" in Bengal, Smita Patil cooked her own dishes.

Amitabh Bachchan: Smita Patil had premonition about my Coolie accident

Amitabh Bachchan, who has had fond professional associations with Smita, referred to her as a dear friend and a great human being.

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Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi join Prateik to launch book on Smita Patil

Amitabh Bachchan, wife Jaya Bachchan and veteran actress Shabana Azmi launched Maithili Rao’s book Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence, timed to coincide with Smita Patil’s 60th birth anniversary on Saturday (October 17).