Mumbai: Patralekha, who is being appreciated for her performance in soon to be released Hansal Mehta`s `Citylights`, sees actress Vidya Balan as her inspiration.
"I am very inspired by Vidya ma`am. I have been watching her, following her work ever since I watched her in `Parineeta`," the newcomer said here Monday at the screening of her film `Citylights`.
The National Award-winning actress made her acting debut with `Parineeta` in 2005 and later carved out a niche with performances in films like `Paa`, `Ishqiya`, `The Dirty Picture` and `Kahaani`.
"I want to become an actress like her and the way she is. She is a huge inspiration in my life," the budding actress said.
Vidya, who recently watched `Citylights` with her husband, is also all praise for Patralekha`s performance in the film.
Presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Vishesh Films, `Citylights` also features National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao. It will release on Friday.
The film is an adaptation of British film `Metro Manila`.