Prateik Babbar will attend the documentary screening on his mom Smita Patil at the Dinanath Mangeshkar hall today. The event will pay a tribute to the late actress, and feature prominent filmmakers expressing their views on her work.
Prateik will also be speaking at the event. Prateik is immensely proud of his mom's body of work and was involved behind the scenes in the creating of the show. Says a source close to the actor, "He is an introvert and hates talking in public events. He gets stage jitters, but this will be different. He is planning to talk about the influence of his mom on him."
The event will begin with a commentary and a slide show of images and stills from the actress' movies. Sachin Khedekar and Sonali Kulkarni will participate in the commentary. Then there will also be a section on her regional Marathi movies and songs. Prateik, who watched the rehearsals of the show, got extremely emotional while watching images of his mom on screen.
Prateik says, "I feel very overwhelmed. I just want to know as much as I can about her, as I really never knew her. It's an extremely emotional moment for me."
The event will be interspersed with comments and discussion of Smita's movies with the audience. This is the first time a tribute has been organised on such a big scale. Talking about it, Smita's sister Manya says, "It's a multi media event which has rare clips and images from her movies. There will also be a group of singers who will cover some of her popular Marathi songs." Earlier in the week, a book on Smita's films was launched by actress Rekha.