What's intriguing about the much-awaited biopic of Shakeela is not just Richa Chadha playing her on-screen to perfection but also Pankaj Tripathi who is playing the role of a superstar actor. Pankaj, riding high on the success of Ludo and Mirzapur, will be seen in his element best. Dressed in snazzy clothes, the actor plays the part in all its glory. The film is all set to release this Christmas across cinemas in India.
Talking about it, Pankaj says, “I am thrilled that our little labour of love Shakeela is all set to release in theatres this Christmas. I am so excited about the film because I have worked with the very talented friend Richa Chadha in this film. I have a beautiful part in the film. I play an actor for the first time in my career. I have always wanted to play an actor on screen and bring out the idiosyncrasies of artists on screen. It's an interesting and colourful character."
Inspired by a shocking true story about the life of south superstar Shakeela, the film traces her journey - filled with hurdles and discrimination – from playing side characters to becoming the face of B-grade films and eventually reaching the pinnacle of glory. Soon, she began threatening the stardom of the biggest superstars of that era in the South film industry. Born in a conservative Muslim family, Shakeela began her career at the age of 16. Having worked in about 250 films, she emerged as an adult star who ruled the South film industries in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Shakeela is presented and produced by Sammys Magic Cinema Motion Picture Production. The film is slated for a Christmas release. (ALSO READ: Pankaj Tripathi Opens Up On His Struggle In The Film Industry: 'When You Come As An Outsider, You Have To Make 7 Runs In 1 Ball')
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