Prateik, who was seen in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, will be seen playing a killer Romeo in Shailesh Singh’s adaptation of the Shakespearean play.
The film titled Issaq deals with forbidden love and a family feud but has a naxalite angle also. The film gives an insight in to how people in small towns think and behave The film is being directed by Manish Tiwary.
Prateik is dieting to look lean and agile. He is also learning Banarasi Hindi diction and also some classical music as preparation for his role.
Prateik made his Bollywood debut in the Aamir Khan production Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (200s8) and his film My Friend Pinto was critically appreciated.