For An actor conviction is one of the most important elements: Patralekhaa

Must Read

Celebs

This is what you want to commit your life to: Deepika on ‘Chhapaak

Mumbai, Dec 11 (ANI): Deepika Padukone who is playing the role of an acid-attack survivor in upcoming flick 'Chhapaak'...

Karan added colour to his wardrobe to fight mid life crisis

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is going through a mid-life crisis, and that's why he has...

I do get nervous before a release, like anyone: Sonakshi

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha understands that the fate of a film is not in one's hands and...
Online Bollywood
Online Bollywood is one stop for Latest Bollywood News and Gossip, Bollywood Movie Review, Celebrity News, Bollywood New Releases and much more.

For An actor conviction is one of the most important elements: PatralekhaaActress Patralekhaa, who features in the upcoming film “Badnaam Gali” alongside Divyendu Sharma, says the dull phase in her career has taught her not to live on someone’s mercy and only sign up for films she is convinced with.

Patralekhaa of “Citylights” fame told IANS: “One of the most important lessons that I have learnt from the tough phase of my career is that if I am not convinced, I won’t play the character. I think for a performer, for an actor, conviction is one of the most important elements and if I am not fully convinced, it shows in my performance.

“So from now on, everything I will do, I will do it with conviction. Also I have stopped taking nonsense from people because we actors are here by choice and we cannot be on anybody’s mercy… No one should make us feel insecure or vulnerable just because an artiste has a sensitive mind.”

Releasing on the OTT platform ZEE5 on Friday, the film “Badnaam Gali” tells the story of a young surrogate mother named Noyonika Ganguly, played by Patralekhaa.

The film was shot in Delhi.

For An actor conviction is one of the most important elements: Patralekhaa“We shot in summer. The temperature was around 42 degrees and I was wearing that prosthetic belly as you know I have played a pregnant girl. It was physically exhausting under that heat. I was sweating all over and I was getting tired, but everything was worth it when we saw the end result,” she said.

Asked about how the story of a surrogate mother has become acceptable for the audience, she said: “The good thing is that time is changing. An unmarried pregnant girl is always a taboo in the society and that is why earlier when actresses like Preity Zinta did that film ‘Kya Kehna’, it was an example.

“Now it is great to see that the audience is receptive towards these kind of stories. That is how actors like us are getting chances to work on good stories. I always choose my films as an audience because I am the first audience of my film.

“Though it is a story told in a lighter manner, it raises some important questions. She is a surrogate mother, an independent girl with a very unapologetic attitude and how society treats her… Digital platforms really have given us the opportunity to some of these progressive stories.”

After “Badnaam Gali”, Patralekhaa has another film in her kitty. It is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and the actress says it is quite dark and different.

For An actor conviction is one of the most important elements: Patralekhaa“We have room for versatility too,” she said.

Starting her career in Bollywood with the film “CityLights”, Patralekhaa has also appeared in the web series “Bose: Dead/Alive”.

She has been through few years of struggle to get good film offers, though critics always praised her performance.

While she has an inclination towards playing a strong woman on-screen, she knows that as an actor, she shouldn’t say that “I only want to play such character.”

“Yes, my character should have a strong opinion, but she could be vulnerable too. I think that is the intriguing point for me that I look for in every good script,” added Patralekhaa.

IANS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Must Read

This is what you want to commit your life to: Deepika on ‘Chhapaak

Mumbai, Dec 11 (ANI): Deepika Padukone who is playing the role of an acid-attack survivor in upcoming flick 'Chhapaak'...

Karan added colour to his wardrobe to fight mid life crisis

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is going through a mid-life crisis, and that's why he has added colour and bling to...

Mahesh Bhatt making a web series debut, story based upon a stuggling filmmaker

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is venturing into the digital space with a "dramatic web-series" based on the relationship of a struggling filmmaker...

I do get nervous before a release, like anyone: Sonakshi

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha understands that the fate of a film is not in one's hands and audience is the final judge,...

Success of any film depends on its impact, says Deepika

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone says the success of any film depends on its impact and longevity in the market. "I feel that now,...

More Articles Like This