Richa Chadda has met adult star Shakeela and took some tips from her as she (Richa) is going to reprise the role of Shakeela in upcoming biopic, to be directed by Indrajit Lankesh . Richa Chadda said, “It’s fantastic and is about how a woman charted her own success story in a male-dominated industry.”
Vidya Balan celebrated the life of southern beauty Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and now it is the turn of Richa Chadda. She is going to play the role of one of the popular Indian adult star Shakeela. The upcoming biopic will be helmed by Indrajit Lankesh who has won several awards in his career that began in 2001. The pre-production work has been already started.
Hailing from Kerala, Shakeela has been the part of several adult films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The upcoming biopic in which Richa Chadda will play the female lead, will tell the tale of Shakeela from when she entered the film industry at the age of 16 and will trace her life journey from there. According to the latest update, recently Richa Chadda met Shakeela. As Rich Chadda is going to essay the role of Shakeela, she wants to take some tips from Shakeela regarding her role. Recently during the media interaction Richa Chadda said, “Every life has some amount of drama or cinematic appeal. The biopic of Shakeela will be very interesting as there is cinematic appeal in Shakeela’s life.”
Richa Chadda added , “I loved the script of Shakeela. The director Indrajit Lankesh lives in Bengaluru, I am in Mumbai and Shakeela is in Chennai and we are going to shoot in Kerala. Getting all three people together and sitting down to chart it all out is going to be challenging. “
Shakeela was a popular figure in the film industry at a time when the field was largely dominated by men. Her fans were spread across Asia and Shakeela earned fanfare as a woman which back then was unheard of. The upcoming biopic on Shakeela, will be made in Kannada and Hindi.
Shakeela was born as C. Shakeela Begum, in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, into a middle-class family. She belonged to a low-income family. She quit her studies as she entered her teenage and started working to support her family. Shakeela made her adult debut with Play Girls.
On the otherside, Richa Chadda is busy in her upcoming movies Love Sonia, Cabaret and Ghoomketu, which are in different production stages.