The first-look poster of the film 'Shakeela', based on the life of the southern actress of the same name, has been released. Richa Chadha, who is essaying the role of the actress who starred in several adult films, is seen covered in gold jewellery in the poster which has the tagline 'Not a porn star'.
Earlier, Richa had stated that southern adult film actress was a brave soul who defied the norms of the business during her time.
"She was a brave soul who defied norms of the business during her time and her story was much more than what people know of. To essay the role of a living being is an additional responsibility on me as actor and also on the team," Richa said in a statement while talking about Shakeela.
"I'm looking forward now that the film has wrapped up for the release next year. We have kept the story to the most authentic version of her real life. Shakeela herself has been pivotal to making this film happen and helping us gain in-depth knowledge on her life which has helped us tell the story in its most authentic version possible," she added.
The Indrajit Lankesh film is co-produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment. It is slated to release in 2019 summer.