Actress Patralekha dedicates the success of her debut film 'Citylights' to the film's director Hansal Mehta as well as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
Patralekha. Pic/Santa Banta
"For me it's something very new that I have not experienced before. But, yes this success was not overnight, we struggled for the film," Patralekha told IANS.
"It was not an easy journey and for me and my family it's a moment of pride. I dedicate the success of the film to Mahesh Bhatt and Hansal Mehta," she added.
Starring Rajkummar Rao in the male lead, “Citylights” collected Rs.3.57 crore in its opening weekend.
The newcomer feels that new entrants need mentors to put them on the right path.
"It's very important to have proper guidance in the beginning of your career. Had Mahesh sir and Hansal sir not supported me, I would not have been here today," she said.
Patralekha is dating Rajkummar and when asked if their off screen chemistry reflects on the screen, she said: "I can't say so because right from the beginning Hansal sir had asked us to be in the character. I don't agree with this, we were completely into our characters."