Alia Bhatt broke down after watching 'CityLights'

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: May 23 2014, 23:17pm hrs
Actress Alia Bhatt was moved to tears after watching Hansal Mehta's 'CityLights' and could not stop praising lead actors Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha for their brilliant performance.

'CityLights' is a drama presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Recently, Alia hosted a special screening of her father's upcoming home production for her family and friends.

"After watching the film, I was speechless. It was outstanding. We already have a national award winner, Rajkummar Rao in the film. But Patralekha... this is her debut film and she has acted so well which I don't think I can ever touch upon," Alia said in a statement here.

Alia was in for a complete surprise and was awestruck by the performance of both the actors in the film.

"After 'Highway', I always used to see if people have tears in their eyes. Then I think that the movie is a hit. I came out crying of the theatre, so the director was very happy," she said.

The film is based on the life of a trader in Rajasthan who comes to the city of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. It is releasing on May 30.