EXCLUSIVE: Richa Chadha to gain weight for biopic on Shakeela?

Actress Richa Chadha has some great films lying in her kitty right now. And of all the films, the biopic on Shakeela, the biggest actor from the 90s, seems like an interesting one.

Ever since she signed up for this project, she was constantly compared to Vidya Balan who choose to do ‘The Dirty Picture‘ .

According to the sources Richa has been asked to put some extra kilos for this film.

Richa who has a lean body will have to put some weight to play this biopic on screen. It is one of the most interesting roles and Richa will soon start work on it.(Also Read: Richa Chadha: I felt misused in ‘Sarbjit’; I regretted choosing the film)

Hailing from Kerala, Shakeela has appeared in several adult films in languages spanning Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

The biopic with Richa at its centre 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.

The film is being directed by Indrajit Lankesh who has won several awards in his career that began in 2001. The film will go on floors this April and will release in early 2019.