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Films such as Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari and Wonder Woman released in theatres last year after it reopened, films such as ‘83, Sooryavanshi, Radhe, among others are expected tot hit screens in 2021 if things go according to plan.

Box office report: Small-budget films give hope, Bollywood waits for big ones

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:42 PM IST
While fresh new releases such as Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Indoo Ki Jawani, Shakeela, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi along with Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 held the fort, all eyes are on big films to draw audiences back to theatres.
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Richa Chadha in and as Shakeela.
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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Richa Chadha in and as Shakeela.
Richa Chadha in and as Shakeela.

Richa Chadha says Shakeela biopic highlights lesser-known facts about adult star: ‘She hired a body double to do her scenes’

By Samrudhi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Richa Chadha, who is playing Shakeela in a biopic, said that the film will highlight some interesting aspects of the adult star’s personality, which people do not know about.
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Priyanka Chopra is shooting for Text For You in London. Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot in the lead role.
Priyanka Chopra is shooting for Text For You in London. Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot in the lead role.

Priyanka Chopra shares a candid picture from Text For You set in London, Wonder Woman 1984’s opening scene released online

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Priyanka Chopra, who is shooting for her film Text For You in London, shared a no-makeup look from the film’s set. The makers of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 released the opening scene of the film online.
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Richa Chadha as Shakeela.
Richa Chadha as Shakeela.

Shakeela trailer: Richa Chadha gives an honest account into the making of an adult star. Watch

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The trailer of Shakeela chronicles the rags-to-riches story of a young girl, played by Richa Chadha, who becomes an adult star. It is based on the life of South Indian actor, Shakeela. Watch.
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Dharmendra saw Ahana’s twins, born in November, around his birthday in December. Shakeela’s teaser was unveiled on Wednesday.
Dharmendra saw Ahana’s twins, born in November, around his birthday in December. Shakeela’s teaser was unveiled on Wednesday.

Dharmendra says daughter Ahana’s newborn twins are his best birthday gifts, Shakeela’s teaser out

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Dharmendra, who turned 85 on Tuesday, has said that he has seen daughter Ahana’s newborn twins, who were born in November. The makers of Shakeela have released a teaser of their film, starring Richa Chadha.
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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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Richa Chadha at the calendar launch of her film Shakeela.
Richa Chadha at the calendar launch of her film Shakeela.

Richa Chadha on sexual assault allegations against Rajkumar Hirani: Everyone is tentative as complaint is anonymous

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Actor Richa Chadha spoke about Rajkumar Hirani who has been accused of sexual misconduct by an anonymous woman.
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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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