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For Saif Ali Khan and Prateik, the young stars of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan that releases on August 12, sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan was “special”. The screen legend has starred with the actors’ mothers in the ’70s and ’80s respectively.

Says Bachchan, “Saif and Prateik are both fine talents and I felt a special bond with them, having worked with their mothers in the earlier part of my career.”

A tongue-tied Prateik barely manages to say, “Mr Bachchan is the most socially relevant actor we have.” Saif agrees and adds, “I am a fan of Mr Bachchan – not only of his acting but the way he speaks and dresses. This is what a leading man should be. There is a lot you can learn from just by looking at him.”

Prateik adds that the Big B’s professionalism is terrific. “His genius is related to hard work as well, which is a reassuring thing. For us, the younger lot, it would imply that if we work hard, we too can achieve our goals. Acting is not just something you roll out of bed and do. After watching someone like Mr Bachchan, I feel you need to work harder. I have seen Amitji learning and rehearsing his lines over and over again. His concentration and application is something we must all pick up.”

Saif continues, “Mr Bachchan and I have worked together in Eklavya and now Aarakshan, but I still find the whole experience of working with him surreal. I find myself wandering off mentally when I think, ‘Oh! This is the leading man of Sholay and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Not to forget, mum’s leading man too in some movies.’ I get completely freaked out when these thoughts cross my mind.”

For Saif Ali Khan and Prateik, the young stars of Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan that releases on August 12, sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan was “special”. The screen legend has starred with the actors’ mothers in the ’70s and ’80s respectively.

Says Bachchan, “Saif and Prateik are both fine talents and I felt a special bond with them, having worked with their mothers in the earlier part of my career.”

A tongue-tied Prateik barely manages to say, “Mr Bachchan is the most socially relevant actor we have.” Saif agrees and adds, “I am a fan of Mr Bachchan – not only of his acting but the way he speaks and dresses. This is what a leading man should be. There is a lot you can learn from just by looking at him.”

Prateik adds that the Big B’s professionalism is terrific. “His genius is related to hard work as well, which is a reassuring thing. For us, the younger lot, it would imply that if we work hard, we too can achieve our goals. Acting is not just something you roll out of bed and do. After watching someone like Mr Bachchan, I feel you need to work harder. I have seen Amitji learning and rehearsing his lines over and over again. His concentration and application is something we must all pick up.”

Saif continues, “Mr Bachchan and I have worked together in Eklavya and now Aarakshan, but I still find the whole experience of working with him surreal. I find myself wandering off mentally when I think, ‘Oh! This is the leading man of Sholay and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Not to forget, mum’s leading man too in some movies.’ I get completely freaked out when these thoughts cross my mind.”

Prateik may have stopped playing cricket a while ago, but he remains a huge fan of legendary cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is his Aarakshan co-star, Saif Ali Khan’s father.

Naturally, when Prateik started working with Saif in Prakash Jha’s upcoming film, the duo bonded over the game. And although, Saif and Prateik share screen space for the first time in Aarakshan, they soon became close pals, thanks to the sport.

In fact, Prateik has given a special bat to his co-star to get it autographed by his father. According to Prateik, Pataudi Sr. had a “very unique and special talent.” Saif too, was quite impressed with Prateik’s knowledge and passion for the gentleman’s game. “Cricket has always been my favourite sport.

For me, bonding sessions with Saif started when he discovered that I was a cricket fanatic. I have asked him for a huge favour. Since I am a big fan of Pataudi sir, I have requested Saif to get me his father’s autograph on my favourite bat,” says Prateik. Although surprised Saif immediately agreed to fulfill the request, as Prateik wanted to showcase the autographed bat in his bedroom.

The actor’s bonding over the game has been so thick, that on the sets of Aarakshan, Saif even taught his co-star a special trick. Since Prateik has been a fast bowler, Saif decided to teach him the trick of throwing a tennis ball hard on the pitch to make it move like a season ball. Saif had learned this trick from his father.

Not many are aware that Prateik has been a fast bowler for his school and state teams. In fact, till his college days, he apparently wanted to be a pace bowler and a pinch-hitter like Irfan Pathan. But when he reached standard 12, he finally quit playing cricket to concentrate on acting.