Director Indrajit Lankesh’s upcoming drama movie Shakeela is a biopic based on the life of the 90’s South Indian adult star Shakeela, who ruled the South Indian Film Industry for a long two decades. It stars Richa Chadha in the lead role. It also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Rajeev Pillai.
The makers of Shakeela unveiled a teaser which gives a glimpse of the star’s biopic. It began with a voiceover describing how when cinemas were not performing well in the ’90s, the distributors and exhibitors could only think of one name-Shakeela. Cut to 2020, it shows a glimpse of Richa Chadha on the screens and the excitement and voices of fans cheering her. But it is not just the cheers, the teaser also shows how she was harassed by people off-screen and still she managed to rock the cinemas. This film depicts her journey, struggles and success. Pankaj Tripathi plays a prominent South-Indian actor in this movie.
The box office queen is back to recreate history, says the teaser. Shakeela will be released in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil on 25th December.