Quite averse to this word ‘bold’: Patralekha

Mumbai: “Citylights” actress Patralekha, who will be seen in an opposite role in her next movie – Vikram Bhatt’s “Love Games”, says she is reluctant to call herself a bold actress.

“I am quite averse to the word bold. ‘Love Games’ is a film that shows reality. We all know swingers in Bollywood are something that is rampant all over,” said the actress at the press conference of the film.

Patralekha will essay the role of Ramona, who is dangerous, materialistic and a sexual predator leading an immoral lifestyle unlike her debut film.

About the prepping for the role, she said: “Without Vikram sir’s guidance, I don’t think I could pull this off. I had to really dive deep into the pain within myself, which I really did not know existed. When I came back, (Mahesh) Bhatt saab said something to me which I won’t forget. He said ‘I’ve scratched the surface and there is lot more there.’ On the last day of shoot, Vikram sir told me, ‘don’t be afraid to feel pain’.”

The actress confessed she was scared to explore herself before doing the film but it “opened me up. I hope that I get the chance in future to exploit everything within me on celluloid.

“I have grown up in Bangalore and Mumbai. Therefore, there is nothing sensational for me in terms of open relationship and sexual intimacy. All these things are open in my life since my childhood. I know myself and I know that I would work well in monogamous old school kind of relationship. But I would not like to judge anybody as I said I’ve grown up around people who engage in this kind of relationship,” she added.

Produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt “Love Games” also features Tara Alisha Berry and Gaurav Arora. The film is slated to release April 8.