Was offered mother’s roles post ‘CityLights’: Patralekha

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Actress Patralekha, who debuted in Bollywood as a devoted wife and doting mother in “CityLights”, was appreciated for her performance in the film. However, she says many offers that came her way post its release, weren’t to her liking.

The actress will now feature in Vikram Bhatt’s “Love Games”.

Asked why it took so long to come up with her next film after “CityLights”, she said: “I didn’t get good offers… I was not being offered the kind of films I wanted to do. I was getting mother’s roles, and ensemble cast films. Such offers didn’t interest me. But I hope now things will change.”

She feels her “rural look” in “CityLights” could be one reason why she didn’t get impressive roles — but she isn’t complaining.

“Films are a visual medium. You have to look pretty and I didn’t look pretty in that film. It was a rural look, so it had an impact. I have no regret that I did that film because today I am here only because of ‘CityLights’.”

In “Love Games”, she will be seen in a bold avatar — something different from what she played in her debut film.

“As an actor, what I am doing now is exactly opposite to what I did in ‘CityLights’, so it was very challenging for me. My character in ‘Love Games’ is very different and not relatable, so I had to work a lot on it,” she said.

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