Patralekha, who is being appreciated for her performance in soon to be released Hansal Mehta's "Citylights", sees actress Vidya Balan as her inspiration.
Patralekha and Vidya Balan
"I am very inspired by Vidya ma'am. I have been watching her, following her work ever since I watched her in 'Parineeta'," the newcomer said here Monday at the screening of her film "Citylights".
The National Award-winning actress made her acting debut with "Parineeta" in 2005 and later carved out a niche with performances in films like "Paa", "Ishqiya", "The Dirty Picture" and "Kahaani".
"I want to become an actress like her and the way she is. She is a huge inspiration in my life," the budding actress said.
Vidya, who recently watched "Citylights" with her husband, is also all praise for Patralekha's performance in the film.
Presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Vishesh Films, "Citylights" also features National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao. It will release Friday.
The film is an adaptation of British film "Metro Manila".
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