Bollywood has successfully made a movie based on the life story of Silk Smitha. Now a movie is being made on Shakeela, the sex siren that set screens on fire in Southern films in late 90’s and early 2000’s.
At one time, Shakeela ruled Malayalam film industry and threatened the stardom of Superstars Mohanlal and Mammootty. The Telugu woman from Nellore not only acted in soft-porn movies but also did mainstream movies. She played roles in Tollywood hits like Jayam, Nijam and Thotti Gang.
Indrajit Lankesh, a Kannada filmmaker, is making the film in Hindi with Richa Chadda playing as Shakeela.