‘Shakeela’: Makers of the Richa Chadha starrer recreate Kerala in Bengaluru
One of the most anticipated biopics, that is of the adult film star Shakeela has actress Richa Chadha playing the titular role. The movie that is being directed by Indrajit Lankesh has already gone on floor. The first look of Richa in authentic Malayali look was shared by the makers a while back and now we have some more pictures of the ‘Fukrey‘ star trending on the social media.
Shakeela had moved to Kochi to begin her acting career and now, we hear that her biopic too will also illustrate the beauty of Kerala in its true glory but unfortunately, a lot of the film which was to be shot earlier in Kerala was delayed and eventually cancelled owing to the floods.
The state was in its worst condition and is still recuperating from the damages especially in smaller interior towns and villages where the makers intended to shoot the film. And thus, to do a perfect ode to the state also known as Gods Own Country, the makers are with great effort recreating the magic and beauty of Kerala through sets in Bengaluru for crucial parts of the film. Various landscapes and backgrounds of Kerala are being remade and recreated at the outskirts of Bengaluru. The shoot is set to resume soon and will wrap up too in this coming month.
Shakeela, for the uninitiated, was a very successful adult film star, who shook the South film business in the late 90s with many of leading mainstream actors considering her a massive threat to the success of their films. Her rags to riches story will be brought alive in the upcoming biopic.
Richa Chadha even met up the original Shakeela for doing the role and the latter is also expected to do a cameo in the said biopic.