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Nervous Prateik awaits solo film

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Prateik, who is playing the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s `My Friend Pinto` says he does feel the pressure of doing a solo film.

Prateik, who won critical acclaim for his debut performance in `Jane Tu…Ya Jane Na` continued doing supporting roles in films like `Dhobi Ghat`, `Dum Maro Dum` and `Aarakshan`. This is his first break as a lead actor. "I am completely taking the responsibility on my shoulder…I do feel the pressure. But it is fun and exciting pressure and it might turn other way round if the film does not do well," Prateik told in an interview.

"I feel there is excitement and nervousness both as this is my first solo film. But I do not want to step back. I do have responsibility on me. I want to keep trying and doing good work," he said. Prateik is also excited about his first attempt in comedy and took the task pretty seriously. "Doing comedy is very difficult. But I loved and enjoyed it a lot. I am doing comedy for the first time and the promos are looking good and people have also liked it," he said.

Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who in the past launched Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in `Saawariya` also has words of praise for Prateik. "Pinto had to have a new identity a new image. Prateik just surrenders himself to the camera there are so many brilliant moments that he has done and he is not even aware about it. Despite doing small roles he has lot of audiences who like him…he connects to the new audience. I am happy that we cast him and he has given the best," Bhansali said.

"We did workshops with the actors. I used to call him up for giving a good performance saying the scene or the shot turned out well," he said.

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