A biopic based on the life of a popular Malayalam actor is in the works. After Silk Smitha, the next Indian adult star to have a biopic is Shakeela. Indrajith Lankesh, brother of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, will be directing the film. Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has been roped in for the project to play the lead.

The film revolves around Shakeela’s rise to fame during the 90s. Even though she had a very successful career, the actor had a very tragic personal life. Her autobiography titled ‘Shakeela Athmakatha’, launched in 2013, reveals the trauma she went through in the adult film industry.

After playing small roles in many movies, Shakeela is making a comeback to films with a horror flick called ‘Seelavathi’.