Just a few days ago, the makers of one of the most anticipated biopics of 2019 released the logo of the film with a controversial tag line , ‘Not A Porn Star’ clearly emphasising the perspective of the film.
Even though she was known primarily for her roles in adult films, her phenomenal success made her several enemies and said to have caused ripples in the male dominated industry of the time.
Richa Chadha’s debut song as a singer is the perfect foot tapping number
The first look poster of the film which has the impeccable actress, Richa Chadha playing the titular lead has been released. Covered in authentic gold jewellery, which is a staple element of glamour in Kerala, Richa looks every bit convincing as Shakeela Khan.
Richa Chadha meets the real Shakeela ahead of the film’s shoot
Interestingly the actress stands defiant in the face of the insults that are scribbled on the wall behind her.
The film which has been produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment is now all set to release in Summer 2019.
Actress Richa Chadha is all geared up to play the role of a popular adult film star from the south Shakeela Khan. Best known for her adult films, Shakeela became a rage overnight after her first mainstream film Playgirls in which she acted alongside Silk Smitha. One of the most popular names in the south even today, Shakeela has a story that makes for a compelling celluloid tale for the audience to watch. She rose to stardom after Silk Smitha, grabbing every producer and director’s attention in the Southern film industries also becoming the first female actor in Malayalam cinema to gain such popularity back when it was a largely male-dominated business.
Richa, who is known for doing experimental roles and roles which are defying, was the ultimate choice for the filmmakers of the Shakeela Khan biopic to play the titular role. She recently met Shakeela in Bangalore for the first time for an official meet and greets session. Both the real and reel Shakeela spent a great deal of time together and had a great time bonding understanding each other. Shakeela shared anecdotes from her early days and her long career, giving the Fukrey actress all the details she would need to play the part to perfection.
The film is being currently shot in Thirthahalli a small village in Karnataka where there is fluctuating mobile network and no proper electricity supply, but Richa took the situation in her own stride positively and without complaints, she doing her job to the best. Shakeela Khan is been directed by Indrajit Lankesh, and it is slated for release in mid-2019.