For "Shahid", both Mehta and Rajkummar won National Awards in two different categories.

"Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar have already done 'Shahid' and have set a standard, so I had this pressure to maintain the standard set by them and that was a huge challenge for me," Patralekha said.

It was reported that her proximity with her co-star Rajkummar helped her bag the role in the film. But Patralekha said she was in Kolkata when a casting director called her for the "audition".

"I gave three-four rounds of audition. Hansal came for the fourth audition and I was very nervous, so he calmed me down. In two-three days I got a call from him and he said you are on board," she added.

She added, "It was not a struggle, but it was a learning process to get better and better. I was exploring myself, so here was no struggle as such."


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