Bollywood actors Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi starrer Shakeela trailer is finally out and the fans are excited to see two on big-screens. The film is based on the life of one of the most hated and loved adult film star that shook the industry in the late 90s and early 2000s. The trailer starts with the passing away of Silk Smitha who had created a storm in the South film industry.
The biopic of adult star Shakeela is speculated to be confused with that of ‘The Dirty Picture’ which is inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles.
In a recent conversation with Pinkvilla, Richa Chadha was asked about the possibilities that audiences might compare Shakeela with Dirty Picture, given the bold portrayal. Richa revealed that Dirty Picture itself was a really well-made commercial film and she enjoyed the film.
“No, no, no. We wouldn’t dare. I don’t think any one of us are trying to compare to that. (Dirty Picture) itself was a really well-made commercial film and it was really entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, and Vidya Balan, of course, made it very beautiful in her vulnerable scenes or alone scene or how she’s struggling with what she’s struggling. I enjoyed the film. I don’t think any of us are attempting to say that we are better or we are in the same league. I know comparisons will happen but that’s okay. That’s the industry,” Richa said.
The film was supposed to arrive in theatres earlier this year but had to wait it out due to the coronavirus pandemic.