Dhobi Ghat boy's love story: In Dhobi Ghat, Prateik plays a laundry boy who befriends a holidaying banker (Monica Dogra), goes out on a movie date with her, but ends up feeling jilted.
Getting into the skin of the character may not have been that difficult for Prateik, for his girlfriend Hanisha Melwani broke up with him after a three-year-long relationship.
Prateik’s real love story goes like this: He met Hanisha more than three years ago. Their friendship turned into love and Prateik too was eyeing stardom after having made a noticeable debut in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Things seemed hunky dory until Hanisha began ignoring him.
It was clear that something had given away and Hanisha no longer wanted Prateik in her life. But a possessive Prateik could not let go of her. He encountered her in a restaurant to sort things out, but the meeting took an ugly turn. A heated argument followed. The media was suddenly talking about Prateik on the rebound, chasing his (ex) girlfriend.
To get over the break up, Prateik then immersed himself in work. And slowly and slowly, he overcame his obsession for Hanisha. Today, Prateik says he’s no longer running after Hanisha. Rather, he’s single and enjoying it that way.