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Was Patralekha under pressure while doing Citylights?

Debutante Patralekha says working in Citylights was a challenge for her because she had to match up to the standards set by the award winning team of director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao.

bollywood Updated: May 21, 2014 14:02 IST
Rajkummar-Rao-and-Patralekha-in-a-still-from-Citylights
Rajkummar-Rao-and-Patralekha-in-a-still-from-Citylights

Debutante Patralekha says working in

Citylights

was a challenge for her because she had to match up to the standards set by the award winning team of director Hansal Mehta and actor

Rajkummar Rao

.



For the movie Shahid, both Mehta and Rajkummar won National Awards in two different categories.

"Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar have already done Shahid and have set a standard, so I had this pressure to maintain the standard set by them and that was a huge challenge for me," Patralekha said.

It was reported that her proximity with her co-star Rajkummar helped her bag the role.

But Patralekha said she was in Kolkata when a casting director called her for an "audition". "I gave three-four rounds of audition. Hansal came for the fourth audition and I was very nervous, so he calmed me down. In two-three days I got a call from him and he said you are on board," she added.

She further said, "It was not a struggle, but it was a learning process to get better and better. I was exploring myself, so there was no struggle as such."