Only a handful of actors, who are capable of incredible screen personality, can dare to take up parts which go on to become memorable.
Actor Vidya Balan once took such a chance with the film Dirty Picture and reaped incredible benefits out of it. The film, back then, became a roaring success at a time when a female protagonist wasn’t such a common trend in mainstream Indian cinema.
Now, joining this club is actor Richa Chadda who is all set to helm the biopic on Shakeela, one of the biggest actors from the 90s. Hailing from Kerala, Shakeela has appeared in several adult films in languages spanning Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
The biopic with Richa at its centre will tell the tale of Shakeela from when she entered the film industry at the age of 16 and will trace her life journey from there.
Soon after Shakeela became a raging success in cinema, making history like never before, her films weren’t only dubbed in Indian languages but also in Chinese, Nepalese and several others. Shakeela became a popular figure in the film industry at a time when the field was largely dominated by men.
Richa's spokesperson has said, "The film is the story of Shakeela, one of the most famous actors from Malayalam cinema from the 90s who rose to a spectacular amount of fame. Her fans were spread across Asia and she earned fanfare as a woman which back then was unheard of. The film's script was exciting and is a great story to tell and the story will make for a great watch for the audience. The preparations will begin soon and the film should be going on floors in end of April or May."
The film is being directed by Indrajit Lankesh who has won several awards in his career that began in 2001. The film will go on floors this April and will release in early 2019.