Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Actress Patralekha is happy to have a “supportive” beau like Rajkummar Rao, who understands her profession and is proud that she has got a chance to be part of a film like “Love Games” in which she is seen in a bold avatar.
“Rajkummar is very supportive and he is not possessive at all. We are actors and we understand each other’s job. He is happy and he is very proud that I have got to do something so different with ‘Love Games’,” Patralekha told IANS.
The 26-year-old actress made her debut in 2014 with critically acclaimed “CityLights”, starring opposite Rajkummar. Now she is geared up for Vikram Bhatt’s erotic thriller “Love Games”. Given the film’s genre, Patralekha was not sceptical about doing it.
“It was not a conscious effort to get a makeover with ‘Love Games’. I was looking for a good character to play which had relevance in the script… where I could explore my acting skills. As an actor, you always look out for different scripts. I got to play something drastically different in this film, and I was not sceptical,” she said.
For her role, the actress also lost weight.
“I did lose weight as Ramona (my character) needed a sexy body. She needed to be in good shape, and I think it’s hard to get into shape… I was on a diet and doing lots of cardio. Not eating anything that you like… it was a daunting task.”