No voice, all kiss
Despite many voice rehearsals, Prateik's voice has not acquired the required depth, eventually requiring it to be tweaked post-dubbing. However no such problem was seen in the film's kissing scenes
While his late mother Smita Patil might have been known for her perfect dialogue delivery and grave voice, Prateik isn't quite blessed with the same qualities. Even though his father Raj Babbar has helped him grasp the Hindi language better and directors like Prakash Jha and Raghav Dhar tried to improve his dialogue delivery, it now emerges that the director of his latest film has had to tweak his voice post-dubbing.
According to sources, Gautham Menon, the director of Ek Deewana Tha, had to enhance the quality of Prateik's voice after dubbing. This was reportedly done to camouflage his nasal voice and lend it the feel of a baritone. "They tried everything. Prateik went through several voice rehearsals before the final dubbing. But his voice still sounded too tinny in the dramatic and romantic scenes with Amy Jackson," he said. According to rumours, Prateik is in a relationship with Jackson, a British actress who plays the female lead in the film.
Admitting that Prateik's voice had to be tweaked, Menon said, "We did have problems with Prateik's voice. Filmmakers don't modify and modulate their actor's dubbing after it's done. But in this case we had no choice." In the case of Jackson, who plays a Malayali Christian from Liverpool in the film, another artiste dubbed her voice.
Prateik's troubles with his dialogue delivery continued in Ek Deewana Tha,
but his kissing scenes with Amy Jackson were reportedly flawless
However, sources report that no such trouble was seen in the kissing scenes that the characters share in the film. Prateik and Jackson reportedly grew closer to each other during the numerous voice rehearsals. By the time their kissing scenes were to be filmed, the two had apparently gotten so close that that they became hesitant to go through with the scenes. Menon said, "Both of them kept asking, 'Are you sure you want this?' It was meant to be the first kiss between the two characters, hesitant and soft. Both Prateik and Amy got it right."