After a film was made on yesteryear actor Silk Smitha which featured Vidya Balan in the lead role, a biopic is now in the pipeline on Shakeela, an adult actor who made waves with her bold movies in the 90s. According to reports, the biopic will have Bollywood actor Richa Chadda playing Shakeela. The film will be directed by Indrajit Lankesh who earlier made Luv U Alia in Bollywood and will portray life of the actor from the time she entered the film industry till she lost all her properties and savings. Shakeela was one of the most popular adult actors in South Indian cinema who has done films in Malayalam majorly which were later dubbed into all other languages including foreign languages like Japanese and Chinese. Richa Chadda is one of the rare actors in Indian cinema who doesn’t shy away from doing bold roles on big screen. The film is all set to go on shooting floors from April this year and may be released in early part of 2019.
“The film is the story of Shakeela, one of the most famous actors from Malayalam cinema from the 90s 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 film’s script was exciting and is a great story to tell and the story will make for a great watch for the audience. The preparations will begin soon and the film should be going on floors in end April or May,” a report in DC quoted Richa Chadda’s spokesperson.
Shakeela has acted in few Telugu and Tamil feature films Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Bangaram, Dhool and Jayam. Shakeela has started appearing in comedy oriented family character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada since 2003. She wrote her autobiography which told about her family, background, acquaintances with notable film personalities, politicians and childhood friends.