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Richa Chadha to play lead role in Shakeela biopic

We already told you that actress Richa Chadha will be portraying the life of south sensation Shakeela in her upcoming biopic. While gearing up for the shoot of the film and getting into the skin of the character of this adult film star, Richa Chadha went all the ll to Banglore to meet the actress.

Richa opened up about her role and the meeting with Shakeela to Bombay Times and said, “Even I am socially awkward but I am comfortable on camera, which is why people feel that I am bold. That’s out alternate personality I guess.” Richa said this referring to Shakeela who revealed that she is very shy as a person but not as an actor. 

When asked if Richa will be required to physically transform to portray Shakeela on screen, she told Bombay Times: “I am not going to put to weight to play Shakeela as I feel that aspect is quite superficial. The film is about standing up for herself in a male-dominated society.” Shakeela has been a popular name in the South industry as she featured in a number of controversial films. Kinnara Thumbikal in Malayalam was one of her most popular films.

In an interview to news agency IANS, Richa Chadha had said: “The film is the story of Shakeela, one of the most famous actors from Malayalam cinema from the 1990s 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.” About coming on board for the biopic, Richa told IANS: “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.”

Shakeela became a rage overnight after the release of her first mainstream film ‘Playgirls’, in which she acted alongside Silk Smitha. After Vidya Balan’s portrayal of Silk in The Dirty Picture, the project is expected to raise many eyebrows. 

Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, the movie will hit the floors soon.

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