- Smita Patil died in 1986 - a month after Prateik was born
- Smita Patil was just 31
- Big B also remembered Smita Patil on her death anniversary
31 years after her death, Raj Babbar tweeted he still misses her presence and even today, finds it difficult to believe that Smita Patil is no longer alive. "Tumhari anupasthiti par ab abhi yakeen nahi hota," read his tweet.
आज 31 साल हो गए ... जब तुम गयीं थीं तब तुम सिर्फ 31 साल की थीं ... लेकिन हमेशा अपने अनुभवों की सीमा के बहुत आगे खड़ी मिलीं ... जीवन में सब कुछ बहुत जल्द जी लिया ...— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) December 13, 2017
तुम्हारी अनुपस्थिति पर अब भी यक़ीन नहीं होता ... pic.twitter.com/km0Fe0IMFe
Raj Babbar (who never divorced Nadira) and Smita Patil's marriage made them the centre of showbiz controversies in the Eighties - a phase which was once described by the actress as "private hell," stated a 2016 mid-day report. Prateik Babbar, who made explosive confessions about being a former drug addict, termed his parents' complicated relationship as "a source of confusion". "Why were things like this? If mom had just lived longer and dad would have spent more time with me... things could have been, actually, would have been, different," he had told mid-day.
T 2740 - Remembering Smita Patil on her death Anniversary .. memorable films with her Shakti and NamakHalaal ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 13, 2017
She had a premonition of my Coolie accident a night before it happened .. called and told me of it .. pic.twitter.com/cQMrcYCf7W
Smita Patil will be remembered forever for her roles in iconic movies like Arth, Manthan , Bhumika and Mirch Masala, which was her last project before she died and released posthumously. Nazrana, Avam and Thikana are also some of her films, which released after her death.