Mumbai: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, who will be seen playing the role of a journalist in Shoojit Sircar`s upcoming film `Madras Cafe`, says she had a tough time essaying the character on screen.
Fakhri will be seen opposite John Abraham in the Sircar-directed political thriller.
"I am playing an international journalist. My role in this film is stronger. It is quite tough and intense to play a journalist on screen. There is lot of hard work that journalists do. People will get to see me doing something different this time," Nargis told reporters.
`Madras Cafe` is the `Rockstar` actress` second Bollywood film and the 33-year-old says she is working hard to establish herself in the industry.
"I am really trying to give my best shot for the role and the film," said the model-actress who made her film debut in 2011 opposite Ranbir Kapoor.