This Malayalam actor will play lead opposite Richa Chadha in Shakeela biopic

Aug 20, 2018, 09:08 IST | The Hitlist Team

He featured in the 2011 crime thriller, City of God, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, and has been a ramp model. Rajeev plays Shakeela's lover in the film

This Malayalam actor will play lead opposite Richa Chadha in Shakeela biopic
Richa Chadha and Rajeev Pillai

Malayalam actor Rajeev Pillai has been cast opposite Richa Chadha in the upcoming biopic on adult South actor, Shakeela. He featured in the 2011 crime thriller, City of God, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, and has been a ramp model. Rajeev plays Shakeela's lover in the film.

Richa went to Shakeela's ancestral home to get more details about her life, understand her family history and dynamics. She will also be learning the dialect of the region to get the tone of the character right. As Shakeela and Richa have met, she had the Malayalam actress herself showing Richa around the home and neighbourhood.

Richa will also begin learning Malayalam for the role and has watched a few of Shakeela Khan's blockbuster hits to understand her acting and delivery style. She has begun shooting for the film in August and wants to be prepared in every aspect to ensure the character is as real as possible.

Also read: Pankaj Tripathi on Shakeela biopic: Looking out for a star's soul

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