Richa Chadha shined bright in her first look from next film, Shakeela biopic. Dressed in heavy pieces of gold jewellery, the actress made an impact and became a topic of discussion for the day. However, there was something that the audience didn’t know about the look. The first poster of Shakeela biopic is inspired by the poster of Silk Smitha’s film, titled Miss Pamela.
The poster has Silk posing in only gold jewellery. The makers of Shakeela wanted to pay a homage to late Silk Smitha and therefore, they decided to have Richa dressed up, in the same way, standing against a wall inscribed with various comments and abuses.
Photo Courtesy: A film poster
It was because of Silk that Shakeela could garner fame. Silk had an untimely tragic demise which lead to the rise of Shakeela’s popularity and had it not been for Silk to pave the way with her unapologetic choices, Shakeela wouldn’t have been so popular. Shakeela, post Silk’s demise, rose to extreme levels of stardom, becoming a highly successful actress with a massive fan following. She was the only actress of her time whose films were not just dubbed in South Indian languages but were dubbed in 16 languages globally including Nepali, Chinese, Sinhalese, Russian amongst others.
Speaking about the tribute, Richa said, “Silk Smitha was an iconic name in the 90s whose popularity knew no bounds. She created a genre in cinema which didn’t exist and empowered many women with her unapologetic choices. Her films made in a lot of money at the box office. Unfortunately, she had a tragic untimely death and her demise lead to the rise of Shakeela’s popularity. Thus when we as a team brainstormed on the references for the Shoot, we came across the iconic poster of Silk’s film and we wanted to do a homage to her. Because hadn’t it been for Silk, Shakeela wouldn’t have had such phenomenal popularity”.