‘Sha­keela’s story is a fas­ci­nat­ing tale of suc­cesses and fail­ures’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

The mak­ers of the biopic, Sha­keela re­cently launched the first look of the film’s ti­tle with an edgy tagline — Not a Porn Star. In­dra­jit Lankesh, the di­rec­tor has done a great deal of re­search with the help of the real Sha­keela, a pop­u­lar adult film star from the ’90s, to pen a com­pelling story of her life from her youth to her rise into mega star­dom. The story is about her life be­yond films and that’s ex­actly why this tagline is ap­pro­pri­ate to tell her tale, he ex­plains.

Speak­ing about it, In­dra­jit said, “Sha­keela’s story is a fas­ci­nat­ing tale of suc­cess and fail­ure. There is lit­tle known about her and the per­son she was be­yond her on-screen self. But her biopic is about that and her jour­ney from her be­gin­nings, to her rise, and her fall.”

Richa Chadha, who por­trays Sha­keela on screen, and was present at the event, added, “The mar­ket­ing team and di­rec­tor chose this tag line be­cause in­stead of fight­ing the preva­lent per­cep­tion, we are tak­ing it head on.”

Pro­duced by Magic Cin­ema and Yod­dhas En­ter­tain­ment, Sha­keela’s biopic is set to re­lease in 2019.

Richa Chadha at the first look launch event of Sha­keela

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