Richa Chadha roped in for biopic of Shakeela

Only few actresses can dare to take up bold roles which went onto become memorable. Vidya Balan once took such a chance with DIRTY PICTURE and reaped plenty of praises for it. The film back then became a roaring success.

On the lines of Vidya’s bold role now actress Richa Chadha is all set step into shoes of Shakeela in her biopic. Shakeela was one of the 90s biggest actresses from Kerala who acted in several adult films in languages spanning Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

The biopic with Richa at the center of it will tell the tale of Shakeela from when she entered the film business at the age of 16 and traces her life journey from there. Soon after Shakeela became a raging success in cinema halls making history like never before. Her films weren’t only dubbed in languages across India but also were dubbed languages Chinese, Nepalese and several others. Shakeela became a popular figure in the film business at a time popularity was only for the men in the industry dominated by them.

Richa's spokesperson shared, "The film is the story of Shakeela, one of the most famous actors from Malayalam cinema from the 90s who rose to a spectacular height 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 by April or May end."

The biopic is being directed by Indrajit Lankesh and is slated to release in 2019.

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