new Delhi: The trailer of the film ‘Shakeela’ starring Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi dropped earlier today. Starring by Indrajit Lankesh, the film showcases the real-life shocking story of one of the most hated and loved adult film star Shakeela, who ruled the South Indian film industry for two decades. Richa Chadha will be seen playing the title character in this biopic.
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This trailer portrays the unlikely story of a woman who is inspired by circumstances ranging from rags to riches. He gave the then superstars of the South a stiff competition with beliefs in a predominantly male-dominated industry, stating that exhibitor Shakeela would think twice to release any film in front of the film. Pankaj Tripathi can also be seen playing an important role in this biopic of Shakeela. He is projected as a star who is horrified by Shakeela’s success.
Adult star Shakeela became so popular that her films began to be released in many languages including Sinhalese and Chinese. She made her debut as a supporting actress at the age of 16 with the 1955 film Girl’s Playgirls. Before her retirement from B grade films, Shakeela appeared in around 250 films.
Director Indrajit Lankesh said, “Shakeela is truly a labor of love and commitment to show Shakeela’s story. She is iconic in many ways. Her story is almost folklore today, but the truth is that so much happened to her. Nothing came out of the success. And then nothing came back. I am glad that our producers are releasing the film extensively, giving me the confidence to know that this is a film that is widely enjoyed by people Would appeal. It was important to release in so many languages because Shakeela had power. “
Speaking about the mass release set for the film, a UFO spokesperson said, “At UFO we are proud to give Shakeela the biggest release of Kovid after any film in India. We plan to release the film on more than 1000 screens in more than 5 languages, which will be the largest and highest for any film to be released after the epidemic in India. UFO We are ready to provide films with the necessary reach and penetration in every corner of the county with our strong and effective marketing and distribution network. We are also making sure that the promotion of the film was designed well in advance to ensure every theater. All the material and property on time is therefore not only a well distributed, but we will film and promote films across the country ”.
The makers of Shakeela have decided to take the film far and wide. ‘Shakeela’ will be released on more than 1000 screens in five languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The film is presented and produced by Sammys Magic Cinema Motion Picture Production and distributed by UFO. ‘Shakeela’ will hit theaters on December 25.
Watch the trailer here:
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