Raj Babbar’s marriage with Smita was full of controversies. As Nadira Babbar was Raj Babbar’s first wife and they had two children Juhi Babbar and Arya Babbar. When Raj met Smita during the shooting they decided to get married. Raj divorced Nadira and got married to Smita. Prateik was the only child to parallel cinema’s stars, Smita Patil and Raj Babbar. Smita faced lots of criticism from the Feminist organisation for her marriage for whom she had worked hard. She passed away, on 13th December 1986, Smita Patil was honoured with the Padma Shri Award.