‘Shakeela’s story is a fascinating tale of successes and failures’
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 film’s 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 to 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 in the film was present at the event. She said, “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 bipoic, is set to release in 2019.
Richa Chadha at the first look launch event of Shakeela