Richa Chadha unveils the first logo of ‘Shakeela’ biopic


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Shakeela‘ biopic is based on the real-life story of Shakeela, 90s adult film star who started with small roles and turned into a massive superstar. Richa Chaddha is depicting the titular role in the biopic of the actress whose career was so successful that male superstars of the era would think twice before releasing their films alongside a Shakeela film.

Richa took to her Twitter handle and shared the poster. She captioned it, “Presenting the first look of #Shakeela! @indrajitlankesh @ShakeelaFilm”

Shakeela is one of the first Indian actors whose films were dubbed in 16 international languages. Hers was the ideal rags to riches story with a twist of having lost it all to be back to square one.

The cast and crew, who are currently on their final schedule in Bengaluru, have also shared the logo of the film and a tagline, that’s both undaunted and unabashed. Steering away from the stereotypical image that Shakeela has in minds of people of being a soft porn actor, the film challenges the audiences and is set to give them the in-depth story of the woman behind the phenomenon.

The biopic promises to delve into her life, her growing up years and her influences. With Richa Chadha at the helm of the title role, we are certain that we will get to see a power packed performance.

It is also reported that filmmaker Lankesh has roped in Shakeela herself for a cameo in her biopic.

The film has primarily been shot in Tirthahalli, Karnataka. Its release date is yet to be announced.

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