- The movie options Richa Chadha as grownup star Shakeela
- Pankaj Tripathi performs the function of a south star
- The movie will launch on Christmas this yr
The trailer of Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi’s forthcoming film Shakeela dropped on the Internet on Wednesday. In the movie, Richa Chadha performs the function of Shakeela, who was “a major star in the late 90’s and early 2000’s in southern cinema” and has acted in a number of controversial and daring movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. The movie options Pankaj Tripathi as a south star, who initially places on an act and behaves properly with Shakeela however later turns in opposition to her after getting threatened by her success. The trailer starts with news reports of southern actress Silk Smitha‘s premature dying by suicide and went on to showcase the story of Shakeela – the criticism she needed to face and insults from her family members and the movie fraternity, who needed to get her movies banned.
Sharing the trailer, the makers wrote temporary details about Shakeela: “It is a film inspired by life events of a famous star Shakeela who predominantly starred in southern cinema. She starred in many controversial and bold films. Making her debut at a young age of 16, she went on to star in about 250 films. She was a major star in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Such was her aura that, stars back then used to avoid releasing their films opposite her.”
Watch the trailer of Shakeela right here
Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, Shakeela marks Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi’s second collaboration. The duo first co-starred within the critically-acclaimed 2015 movie Masaan.
Earlier, whereas speaking about enjoying the function of Shakeela, Richa Chadha stated in an announcement: “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. To essay the role of a living being is additional responsibility on me as actor and team as the makers of the film,” reported information company PTI.
Shakeela will launch in theatres on December 25.
(With inputs from PTI)