In the first look from the biopic on Malayalam actress Shakeela, Richa Chadha donned a Kerala sari Kasavu Pattu. Shakeela is a south Indian adult star and the movie will delve into her life. Shakeela has worked in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films since over two decades. 


richa chadha first look as shakeela


On her look, she said in a statement: “The challenge for the look of the film but also a good one is that the story traces the journey of Shakeela’s younger days to her becoming a popular figure.


richa chadha to play shakeela

“So, the looks span over years and years and with each passing time her look changed. To show that is challenging but also for me as an actor, it’s gratifying that I get to grow with the real character on celluloid. Shakeela is still a legend and we wish to do complete justice to her when the film is ready.”


richa chadha to play shakeela in biopic


For the film, Richa has begun shooting in a small town in Karnataka called Tirthahalli and has left no stone unturned in prepping for the movie. Accoring to reports, Richa also met with Shakeela to learn more about her so she could add authenticity to the character when it comes alive on screen.