Richa Chadha speaks about the tagline; said calling an adult film star a porn star is a sign of hypocrisy!
At the recent event when asked about the films’s tagline, Richa Chadha said, “Adult films are made because there is a market for them… It is really easy to call successful, self-made woman names in a patriarchal society.”
Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, the logo of Shakeela was launched a few days ago. The film’s tagline reads Not A Porn Star. Richa said she is soaking in the environment, which is getting translated into her performance. “One of the reasons why we wanted some media to come here on the set is because of the beauty of this place… It is calm, quiet and a colorful slice of the southland. This is a set we have built to show how a south Indian marriage looks like. The mandap, decoration with flowers and every authentic element of a Malayali marriage gives us a chance to soak in their culture.
An outspoken and forthright actress, Richa has been vocal about the #MeToo movement as well. She says she feels privileged that, from the beginning of her career, she never had to deal with any sexual predator. “I am really fortunate, in all the opportunities that came my way, of not having to deal with these regular predators who are making the work environment worse for women. But I want to say that I know almost all women somewhere or the other have faced some moments of awkwardness in their life — be it an inappropriate text, uncomfortable touch, some eyes gazing at them… It all happens to us at the workplace.”
The Masaan actress also said “For years, we are widely exposed to north Indian culture through Bollywood films. But with this biopic, I am hoping that a large Indian audience will get to experience the beautiful south Indian culture,”
The Shakeela Biopic will also have cameo appearance of Shakeela in the film starring Richa Chadha in the lead.