How Shakeela biopic makers recreated Kerala

One of the most anticipated biopics, that of adult film star Shakeela is currently underway its shoot. The film was announced earlier this year being helmed by ace south director Indrajit Lankesh with Richa Chadha playing the titular lead.

Shakeela for the uninhibited was a very successful adult film star, but her identity crossed her genre of films. She was a woman who shook the south film business in the late 90s with many of leading mainstream actors considering her a massive threat to the success of their films. One of the rare times when a female actor back in the 90s posed threat to male superstars. The actress loved the life of rags to riches and moved to Kochi to begin her acting career. 

Richa Chadha on sets of Shakeela biopic

The film illustrates the beauty of Kerala in its true glory but unfortunately, a lot of the film which was to be shot earlier in Kerala was delayed and eventually canceled owing to the floods. The state was in its worst condition and still is recuperating from the damages especially in smaller interior towns and villages where the makers intended to shoot the film. And thus, to do a perfect Ode to the state also known as Gods Own Country are with great effort recreating the magic and beauty of Kerala through sets in Bengaluru for crucial parts of the film. The shoot is set to resume soon and will wrap up too this coming month. Various landscapes and backgrounds of Kerala is being remade and recreated at the outskirts of Bengaluru.