Shakeela: Richa Chadha emulates South Indian adult film actress in '90s-inspired poster of upcoming biopic
The makers of Shakeela released a new poster, featuring Richa Chadha as the '90s adult film actress. Chadha, submerged in a whiskey glass, sports a lurid yellow and purple body suit. The poster, with its quirky imagery and text that reads, "Iss saal ka jaam, Shakeela ke naam", is an ode to the '90s.
The film delves into the life of the glamorous actress, who has worked in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Shakeela has also given her personal insights into the film in order to make it as authentic as possible.
With the tagline "Not a porn star", the film attempts to steer away from the stereotypical image that most people might have of the popular actress. The film will also attempt to challenge the audiences and instead portray the depth of a narrative related to the woman behind the phenomenon of an unlikely superstar.
Speaking about the film, Richa had previously said, "When I was offered this role I was very apprehensive but then I met Shakeela And I saw her gutsy attitude, and it became easy. She had forgiven everyone who had done ill to her in her life and she has moved on and is in solace living a minimal life. Even today when she works, she commands great respect and that’s the story we wish to bring forth."
Shakeela will also have a cameo in the biopic, produced by Sammy's Magic Cinema and Yoddhas Entertainment. Indrajit Lankesh has directed the film, which also features Pankaj Tripathi as an over dramatic actor-producer of the '90s.
Shakeela is slated to release sometime early in 2019.
Updated Date: Jan 02, 2019 11:34:06 IST