Prateik Babbar, the 31-year-old son of veteran actors Raj Babbar and Smita Patil, is on fire these days. The engaged actor has been highly lauded for his latest film, Mulk, but it is Prateik Babbar’s drag queen avatar which is now grabbing headlines. Prateik turned up at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 in a jaw-dropping drag queen avatar. He walked as a showstopper for the fashion label Chola, whose ‘Bye Felicia’ show was based on the theme of gender fluidity.
Before his fashion show, Prateik was praised for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Mulk, starring veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu.
Just like in Mulk, Prateik Babbar’s ‘drag queen’ avatar was also presented in a controversial yet eye-catching manner.
The Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na actor threw a lot of quirkiness (and surprises) in his avatar – from octagon glasses to his structured make-up!
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Prateik Babbar’s drag queen avatar is probably his most daring till date. In fact, he looked quirkier than an actual drag queen!
Chola‘s theme was gender fluidity, and Prateik surely did full justice to his dramatic look!
His half male and half female avatar didn’t make you raise eyebrows yet?
Designed by Sohaya Misra, let’s see how the new drama queen of fashion – Prateik Babbar – managed to steal the show!
Look how Prateik’s look for the show was so quirky!
Prateik certainly played both genders with equal ease!
He nailed the half male, half female single look like a boss!
Prateik Babbar’s drag queen avatar was all about a lot of drama, right?!
The actor and his fellow model presented the drag culture perfectly!
Here, Prateik Babbar walks down with the designer, Sohaya Misra:
The show’s W/F’18 collection used grey to represent the strength of the drag culture and being yourself.
Chola’s W/F’18 collection ‘Bye Felicia’ dismisses the irrelevant and uses the colour grey to represent the strength of coming out and being yourself. It reflects how Drag can be a creative outlet, a means of self-exploration, and a way to make cultural statements. #LFWwf18 #5DaysofFashion #nokia6plus @nexaexperience @lakmeindia @nokiamobilein @chola_the_label
Prateik talks about how designer Sohaya’s vision of challenging social norms inspired him in this video:
— The Quint (@TheQuint) August 23, 2018
Watch Prateik Babbar’s eyeball-grabbing stage performance here:
On the personal front, he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar in January 2018. He even shared a picture with her from his drag queen look!
For the unknown, Sanya is the daughter of politician Pawan Sagar.
That epic reaction after getting engaged!