Considered as a powerhouse of acting in the Bollywood, actor Richa Chadha never fails to surprise the audience with her performances.

Richa Chadha has been roped in to play the titular role in a biopic on Southern film star Shakeela, directed by Indrajit Lankesh.

Recently Richa met Shakeela in Bangalore for an official meet-and-greet session before the shooting starts in Kerala. She has begun shooting for the film in a small town in Karnataka called Tirthahalli. She is seen in a traditional Kerala saree called Kasavu Pattu.

Richa’s first look as Shakeela is now out and the actor looks graceful in a white and gold saree. Here are the pictures.

Richa shared her first look and wrote: “The challenge for the look of the film but also a good one is that the story traces the journey of Shakeela’s younger days to her becoming a popular figure. Thus, the looks span over years and years and with time, her look changed and thus to show that is challenging but also for me as an actor it’s gratifying that I get to grow with the real character on celluloid. Shakeela is still a legend and we wish to do complete justice to her when the film is ready.”