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‘Shakeela is not an easy character to play’

DNMUM425732 | 11/8/2018 | Author : Chaya Unnikrishnan | WC :670

Richa Chadha gets candid about the challenges of portraying the adult star

Richa Chadha is shooting for the biopic on South adult star Shakeela in Bengaluru. When you see her, the first thing you notice is the way she has moulded herself into the character of the Malayali actress. Draped in the traditional white-and-gold sari and her hair adorned with flowers, Richa is unrecognisable. She has even put on a few kilos to resemble the buxom star, but is still nowhere close to the voluptuous South actress.
“Yes, when I first met Shakeela, she said, ‘Tu bahut dubli hai, kuchh nahin hai’ referring to her bosom. So, I decided to put on weight and gained around five-and-a-half kilos. Now, there are rolls of fat on my back. However, I couldn’t go into it wholeheartedly. I tried eating chips, cutlets, fries and papad fo
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