Mumbai: Actress Patralekha, who options within the upcoming movie “Badnaam Gali” alongside Divyendu Sharma, says the boring section in her profession has taught her to not stay on somebody’s mercy and solely join movies she is satisfied with.
Patralekha of “Citylights” fame informed IANS: “Some of the vital classes that I’ve realized from the powerful section of my profession is that if I’m not satisfied, I received’t play the character. I believe for a performer, for an actor, the conviction is among the most vital parts and if I’m not absolutely satisfied, it reveals in my efficiency.
“So any further, every little thing I’ll do, I’ll do it with conviction. Additionally, I’ve stopped taking nonsense from folks as a result of we actors are right here by alternative and we can’t be on anyone’s mercy… Nobody ought to make us really feel insecure or susceptible simply because an artist has a delicate thoughts.”
Releasing on the OTT platform ZEE5 on Friday, the movie “Badnaam Gali” tells the story of a younger surrogate mom named Noyonika Ganguly, performed by Patralekha.
The movie was shot in Delhi.
“We shot in summer season. The temperature was round 42 levels and I used to be carrying that prosthetic stomach as you already know I’ve performed a pregnant woman. It was bodily exhausting beneath that warmth. I used to be sweating throughout and I used to be getting drained, however every little thing was price it once we noticed the tip consequence,” she stated.
Requested about how the story of a surrogate mom has develop into acceptable for the viewers, she stated: “The nice factor is that point is altering. An single pregnant woman is at all times a taboo within the society and that’s the reason earlier when actresses like Preity Zinta did that movie ‘Kya Kehna’, it was an instance.
“Now it’s nice to see that the viewers is receptive in direction of these sorts of tales. That’s how actors like us are getting possibilities to work on good tales. I at all times select my movies as an viewers as a result of I’m the primary viewers in my movie.
“Although it’s a story informed in a lighter method, it raises some vital questions. She is a surrogate mom, an unbiased woman with a really unapologetic angle and the way society treats her… Digital platforms actually have given us the chance to a few of these progressive tales.”
After “Badnaam Gali”, Patralekha has one other movie in her kitty. It’s directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and the actress says it’s fairly darkish and completely different.
“We now have room for versatility too,” she stated.
Beginning her profession in Bollywood with the movie “CityLights”, Patralekha has additionally appeared within the internet collection “Bose: Lifeless/Alive”.
She has been by way of a number of years of wrestle to get good movie presents, although critics at all times praised her efficiency.
Whereas she has an inclination in direction of enjoying a powerful lady on-screen, she is aware of that as an actor, she shouldn’t say that “I solely wish to play such character.”
“Sure, my character ought to have a powerful opinion, however she could possibly be susceptible too. I believe that’s the intriguing level for me that I search for in each good script,” added Patralekha.