There was a part of my life that people didn’t know about. All these years, people, fans and admirers saw me in a certain way as a good actor, a happy guy. But that wasn’t the case. I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t being good to myself. I was a heavy addict. It was a huge problem,” Prateik told IANS.
He added, “I wanted the fans and admirers to know that side of my life. I didn’t want them to have any false impression and that is why I wanted people to know about the downfall of my life. I wanted to tell them this happened to me and I am not perfect.”
It’s been four years since Prateik was last seen in a Bollywood film but he says that the sabbatical gave him a new perspective towards life. “There was a lot of time to introspect and resurrect. There is new direction, drive for life,” he said.
Prateik, who also made headlines for his relationship with Amy Jackson and its after-effects, asserted that he is “work in progress”.