Bollywood actor and late actor Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar in Lucknow on January 22 in Lucknow. Prateik shared a photo on Instagram, which he captioned: "Holy snappp!.. that just happened!"
Sanya, who is a writer-director, wore a pink lehenga and Prateik complemented her in a white kurta-pyjama teamed with a pink brocade jacket.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the 31-year-actor said, "Sanya and I, along with our families, decided that something as pure as love should be solemnised on an auspicious day and what better day than Basant Panchami. She's the best partner I could have asked for. It didn't take me long to figure out that she was the one for me."
Prateik also said that they want to enjoy the courtship for a year. Although they are yet to decide on the wedding date, they have planned to host separate functions in Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. He also said that he desires to have either a beach or a temple wedding.
In 2011, during the filming of Ekk Deewana Tha, Prateik was dating Amy Jackson. According to reports, the two were inseparable and even got each other's names inked on their arms. However, they broke up the following year.
Prateik in an interview with Bombay Times revealed his darkest secrets. He admited to being under severe depression, with his career and love life both not working out and a death in the family. He also bravely confessed that he took drugs! “I didn’t know what to do with myself after I broke up with Amy. It left a void in my life. I am not so good with heartbreak…I was scared of not being in a relationship.”
On the other hand, Amy gave an interview with India Today, where she said, "We haven't been in touch at all. It's not that I can't be friends with an ex. I don't think it's impossible to remain friends. But we have never spoken after that (the break-up)."
A common friend spilt the beans on Prateik-Amy's split. The reason, according to our source, was Amy not being able to give him enough time.
On the work front, Prateik is busy with his upcoming projects are Anubhav Sinha's Mulk, co-starring Rishi Kapoor and Baaghi 2 with Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.