Patralekhaa: It is frustrating to not get good scripts


Actor Patralekhaa said she wants to be known as a good actor but in her four-year-old Bollywood career, her biggest struggle has been to get good scripts.

Patralekhaa made her acting debut in Hansal Mehta’s CityLights in 2014, which received critical acclaim, and two years later the actor starred in Vikram Bhatt’s forgettable erotic-thriller — Love Games. She is back on the big screen with Abhay Deol-starrer Nanu Ki Jaanu.

“It’s very difficult to get good scripts. The scripts that come to me are not great. So to get a good script from the 10-15 that are offered is a blessing. I want to be a good actress, I want to be among the best in the country and I believe I have the capabilities to be the same,” Patralekhaa told in an interview.

“What’s stopping me is that there are no good projects coming my way. That makes me angry,” she added. The actor says what’s even worse is that she does not even know why she is not offered meaty parts.

“People wouldn’t even tell me, honestly. Maybe they are confused, ‘Is she a good actor or is she not?’ I don’t know… Also, I am not a very pushy person. I feel if there’s work, someone will call me, but I can’t go after people for work. I think people see through that.”

While lack of good projects might make her angry, the 28-year-old actor is patient enough to not let the waiting period between her films affect her. She, in fact, uses the breaks to hone her skills.

“The waiting period doesn’t frustrate me because there are so many things to do. I watch films. I travel, I have learnt dancing, there are these acting workshops that I attend. I am not entirely dependent on (films), but also, I don’t have a business, so I live my life on what I earn,” she said.

When asked if she had an idea how the filmmakers and writers in the Hindi film industry view her as an actor, she said because she played an under-privileged mother of two in her first film, people try to label her as the girl-next-door.

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