Richa Chadha is undoubtedly one of the boldest and finest actresses we have in Bollywood. From playing Nagma Khatoon in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to Bholi Punjaban in ‘Fukrey’ to Devi Pathak in ‘Masaan’, her every role had a sense of rebelliousness that made her characters memorable. Keeping her run in essaying strong women roles, Richa will now star in Indrajit Lankesh’s ‘Shakeela’.
The movie, ‘Shakeela’, is a biopic of a popular adult film star from the south, Shakeela Khan. Earlier too, Bollywood has made a biopic of a south sensation, Silk Smitha. It starred Vidya Balan in lead role.
Shakeela became a megastar after the release of her first commercial film ‘Playgirls’, in which she acted alongside Silk Smitha. She further rose to fame after the release of her B-grade film ‘Kinnarathumbikal’, and later on ruled the south industry for over two decades.
Richa recently met Shakeela personally in Bengaluru. It is reported that Shakeela shared anecdotes from her early days and her long career, which would be essential for Richa to portray her role.
The ‘Fukrey’ actress has started shooting for the film in Thirathahalli and her first look is surreal, to say the least. Richa was captured wearing a beautiful traditional Kerala Kasava Pattu.
She looks so mesmerizing:
Also, Richa has different looks for the film as the movie traces Shakeela’s journey from her younger days to stardom.
The film is slated to release in 2019.