The trailer of Shakeela, starring Richa Chadha in the lead role, is out. Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, Shakeela is a biopic of adult star Shakeela who made a name for herself in the south Indian film industry in the 90s.
The trailer offers a peek into Shakeela’s journey from the time she lived a simple life as a teenager to her tryst with showbiz. Shakeela became popular among the masses after she started appearing in films which many termed as ‘soft porn’.
The trailer also introduces us to Pankaj Tripathi as a star who eventually gets threatened by Shakeela’s success.
Watch the trailer of Shakeela here:
— Zee Music Company (@ZeeMusicCompany) December 16, 2020
The film is quite reminiscent of Vidya Balan’s Dirty Picture as they both charter similar territory where the protagonist isn’t apologetic about her decisions and proudly owns her career, despite the social norms of the day.
Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh said in a statement, “Shakeela is truly a labour of love and commitment to show Shakeela’s story is iconic in so many ways. Her story is almost folklore today, but the truth is that so much happened to her while she soared to success from nothing and then came back to nothing again.”
Shakeela is releasing in theatres on December 25.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines