Mumbai (Agencies): Prateik Babbar doesn’t feel too excited about being constantly compared with his mom Smita Patil.

Although he feels his mother was an 'awesome' actress and he is comfortable but not overjoyed with the constant comparisons with her. Comparisons to the never-forgotten Smita Patil have deepened further 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 recognized for my own abilities and personality,' said the actor.


He added, 'Of course, I've seen my mom's films. She's awesome. But I really don't see that much of resemblance between us.'

After playing a socio-economically challenged part of a backward community in 'Dhobi Ghat', Prateik will now be seen belonging to the privileged class in Prakash Jha's 'Aarakshan'.

Speaking about his role, he said, 'It's something close to my heart and something I haven't done before. Both are pre-requisites for me to accept a role. 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.'

 Prateik personally chooses his roles, “Though I take my aunt (Manya Patil) and my business manager into confidence, I finally take the call on what roles to accept.”

Meanwhile, the young actor is also getting used to the public attention.

'I enjoy dancing. But not in public places. I'm very shy of attention. This year I hope to overcome all my inhibitions and actually enjoy blowing kisses to the mobs,' he said.