First poster of 'Shakeela' released, featuring a feisty Richa Chadha
The makers of Richa Chadha-starrer 'Shakeela' have released a bold and feisty first look of the film. The first poster of the Indrajit Lankesh-directed film features Richa as the eponymous adult film actor who was one of the biggest stars of the '90s from Kerala and had acted in several adult films in several languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Here's more.
In the poster, which has the catchphrase 'Not a Porn Star' inscribed on it, Richa is shown donning tons of gold jewelry. "I'm looking forward now that the film has wrapped up for the release next year. We've kept the story to the most authentic version of her real life," Richa said adding that essaying a living person's role was additional responsibility on her.
"Shakeela herself has been pivotal to making this film happen and helping us (with) an in-depth knowledge into her life," Richa said. Heaping praises on Shakeela, the actor continued, "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." The film also features Richa's 'Masaan' co-star Pankaj Tripathi.
The film is produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment, in which Tripathi is playing the role of a '90s actor. Shakeela, herself, is reportedly making a cameo in the film, which is set to release in the summer of 2019.