One of Bollywood’s most versatile and bold actor Richa Chadda will soon be seen in the biopic Shakeela which is about an adult film star, Shakeela Khan. Finally, the Masaan starrer herself took to her Instagram to share the first look of the film. While there have been glimpses from the film circulating on the internet, The makers of Richa Chadha-starrer Shakeela have released a bold and feisty first look of the film. Not just that, she even revealed how she felt working with such an ensemble cast.
In the first poster of the Indrajit Lankesh-directed film, Richa is seen dressed in a completely golden shimmery dress and is filled in gold jewellery. She definitely looks like a Goddess in the picture. Giving a plain look to the camera, Richa looked straight into the lens while posing with one hand on her lips. Taking the look to her Intsagram, she captioned it, “Bold and fearless. PRESENTING THE FIRST LOOK OF #Shakeela! @indrajitlankesh @shakeelafilm. Delighted to work with such a cool ensemble !.” What is most catching about the poster is the phrase “Not a Porn Star”.
Check out the poster here:
Shakeela was one of the biggest stars of the ’90s from Kerala and acted in several adult films in languages spanning Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
The film is produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment. “I’m looking forward now that the film has wrapped up for the release next year. We have kept the story to the most authentic version of her real life. Shakeela herself has been pivotal to making this film happen and helping us an in-depth knowledge into her life which has helped us tell the story in its most authentic version possible,” Richa said in a statement.
“She was a brave soul who defied norms of the business during her time and her story was much more than what people know of. To essay the role of a living being is additional responsibility on me as actor and team as the makers of the film,” she added.
The film also features Richa’s Masaan co-star Pankaj Tripathi, who is playing the role of a ’90s actor. It is set to release early next year.
(With inputs from PTI)