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World Cancer Day: Bollywood actress Patralekhaa helps raise funds for cancer patients

Patralekhaa is lending her support to an NGO to raise funds for cancer patients, and feels it is important to spread awareness about the disease.

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New Delhi Published on: February 04, 2019 15:18 IST
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Bollywood actress Patralekhaa helps raise funds for cancer patients

CityLights actress Patralekhaa is lending her support to an NGO to raise funds for cancer patients, and feels it is important to spread awareness about the disease. "Besides doing our bit for the cancer patients, I honestly feel we should also address the cause as a serious issue," Patralekhaa said in a statement. "Most of the stories that we get to hear or read are incredibly heart-wrenching. I feel active participation will really work wonders," she added. 

The actress lent her support by planning a visit to a Bandra-based NGO on Monday to meet and interact with cancer patients in an attempt to raise funds for them. According to a source, Patralekhaa "intends to work closely with cancer patients and strive to spread awareness about the health risks, urging people to take care of their health and avoid things that increase the risk of cancer".

On the work front, Patralekha is all set to make her Kannada film debut with the movie titled, "Where is my Kannadaka?"  She will star opposite Golden Ganesh in the action comedy. The film will be helmed by debutant director duo, real-life couple Raaj and Damini. Patralekha said she is looking forward to featuring in her maiden Kannada film.

"I am super excited to be working on it. While I can't reveal about the role right now, but I can definitely say that it's a kind of role that I haven't portrayed on screen so far and that makes it special for me," the actor said in a statement.

The film will go on floors in April and will also have a schedule in London. The makers are eyeing a release later this year. Patralekha made her debut with Hansal Mehta's 2014 film "CityLights". Her last film was "Nanu Ki Jaanu" alongside Abhay Deol, which released in 2018.

(With IANS inputs)

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