Director Indrajit Lankesh is helming the biopic of South adult film star Shakeela. Richa Chadha is roped in to play the role of Shakeela who was popular in the 1990s.
As per the latest reports, Shakeela herself is going to play a cameo in the movie. Lankesh stated that she has always wanted to make a movie on Shakeela as he was immensely impressed with her on screen and off screen personality. “I wanted to showcase her story, the hardships she faced when she was not getting films and was trying for character roles. I want to show the true story behind the superstar Shakeela.” Said Lankesh. Richa also spent some time with her to observe her style of talking, her body language etc. “When she came on set, she gave us some interesting insights about our art direction and how her house was and is in real life,” added Lankesh.
Lankesh shot with her in the past for another film in 2003 and that was when he got the interest to make a film on her. He claimed that every woman and girl who wants to be an actress should see her story, and understand she went through.