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Richa Chadha in and as Shakeela.

Shakeela director Indrajit Lankesh says the film isn’t a hagiography: ‘I didn’t completely go by her side of the story’

By Samrudhi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Indrajit Lankesh, director of the Shakeela biopic, said that the film is not a hagiography but it is ‘as truthful as possible’. He also talked about why the adult star’s story needed to be told.
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Shakeela stars Richa Chadha in the lead role.
Shakeela stars Richa Chadha in the lead role.

Shakeela teaser: Richa Chadha brings adult star’s rags-to-riches story to life

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:14 PM IST
The makers of Shakeela released a teaser of the film on Wednesday. It showed Richa Chadha as the ’90s adult star who worked primarily in South film industries. Watch it here.
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Pankaj Tripathi plays an actor in Shakeela.
Pankaj Tripathi plays an actor in Shakeela.

Pankaj Tripathi turns into a South superstar in Shakeela: ‘Always wanted to bring out idiosyncrasies of artists on screen’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi will now be seen as a South Indian superstar in one of his upcoming films, Shakeela. Richa Chadha plays the title role in the movie.
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Shakeela poster: Richa Chadha plays the lead in this biopic.
Shakeela poster: Richa Chadha plays the lead in this biopic.

Shakeela new poster: Richa Chadha’s sexy South siren avatar a perfect ode to ’90s adult star

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:36 PM IST
A new poster of Richa Chadha starrer Shakeela was unveiled on Monday. Richa rocks as a sultry and sexy siren who ruled the B-grade film scene in South Indian industries in the ’90s and 2000s.
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Narcotics Control Bureau busted a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru.
Narcotics Control Bureau busted a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru.

Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh claims 15 people in Kannada films involved in drug trade, Sudeep distances himself from row

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ruchi Kaushal | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh has given names of 15 people to the police in the wake of the Narcotics Control Bureau busting a drug trafficking racket in Bengaluru. He said some “prominent musicians and actors” in Karnataka were under its scanner.
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Richa Chadha will be seen in the titular role in Shakeela biopic.
Richa Chadha will be seen in the titular role in Shakeela biopic.

Shakeela makers unveil logo, tagline states it’s not about a porn star

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, the Shakeela biopic will delve into the early life of the ’90s porn star, who dominated the scene in all the four South Indian film industries. Richa Chadha will play her on screen.
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Pankaj Tripathi will play a hero in Richa Chadha’s film on South Indian actor Shakeela.
Pankaj Tripathi will play a hero in Richa Chadha’s film on South Indian actor Shakeela.

Pankaj Tripathi dons bell-bottoms, multi-coloured shirts in Shakeela biopic

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Pankaj Tripathi’s experimentation with roles continue. He will now be seen as a ’70s hero in Richa Chadha starring South Indian biopic on actor Shakeela.
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Richa Chadha as Shakeela in a biopic on the softporn Southern star.
Richa Chadha as Shakeela in a biopic on the softporn Southern star.

Richa Chadha to play adult star Shakeela in biopic, shares first look

By HT Correspondent | Hidustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Richa Chadha is playing the titular role of Shakeela in a Hindi biopic on the southern adult star, who ruled the screens for nearly two decades.
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