Richa Chadha who recently returned from Melbourne after attending the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, is busy with the shooting of Inside Edge 2, the sequel of the super hit series that took India by storm. Apart from that, the actress has also begun shooting for Shakeela biopic. Richa Chadha has been roped in to play the titular role of Shakeela in the Shakeela Biopic directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The film will delve into the life of superstar Shakeela who ruled the Southern film industry for over 2 decades.
The Fukrey actress, who has started shooting for the film, which captures the early life and career of the Southern star, has a rather charming young man playing her love interest. Rajeev Pillai, a popular model and Malayalam actor will be portraying the role of a young man Shakeela falls in love with. The multi-talented actor, who debuted as a lead actor with the 2011 crime thriller, City of God, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, has had a successful career in the fashion industry, having walked the ramp for several major fashion weeks and has also worked for a few international brands.
Although not much is known about his role, we are eager to see what this new pairing has in store for us. –
The film is being currently shot in Thirthahalli a small village in Karnataka. Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, it is slated for release in 2019. –
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. –