Bollywood’s hidden talent Richa Chadha is all set to play the role of this 1990’s adult star ‘Shakeela’. Shakeela belongs to Kerala and has acted in several adult films in different languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Richa’s spokesperson told IANS, “The film is the story of Shakeela, one of the most famous actors from the Malayalam cinema from the 1990s who rose to a spectacular amount of fame. Her fans were spread across Asia and she earned fanfare as a woman which back then was unheard of.”
The biopic which stars Richa Chadha will be focusing on how ‘Shakeela’ entered the film industry just at the age of 16 and her journey from there onwards. That was the time when Shakeela became famous in the industry which was completely dominated by men. The adult film star had the potential to achieve the stardom which was reserved for the male actors at that time. Her films were dubbed in various languages of India, China, and Nepal.
The ‘Fukrey’ actress is all set to surprise the fans and is breaking stereotypes by picking up such bold ventures. Till now in the Bollywood industry, Vidya Balan has done a movie called ‘The Dirty Picture’ which won her several accolades and critical acclaim – this film was also a biopic on a South Indian actress, ‘Silk Smitha’.
Richa Chadha will collaborate with director ‘Indrajit Lankesh’ for the very first time. The film will go on floors in the month of April and will be releasing early next year.
‘Indrajit Lankesh’ is the late journalist, Gauri Lankesh’s brother.
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