In a captivating revelation, the Australian-Indian actress, model, and dancer, Chandrika Ravi, has announced plans for a biopic that pays homage to the legendary South Indian actress Silk Smitha. The unveiling took place on Instagram, marking the 63rd birthday of Silk Smitha, whose enigmatic life and controversial career are set to be portrayed in the upcoming film titled "Silk Smitha: The Untold Story." Directed by Jayaram Shankaran, known for his recent work on the Tamil series "Sweet Karma Coffee" for Prime Video, the biopic is scheduled for release in 2024.
Chandrika Ravi, who rose to prominence in the Telugu film industry with her debut in the 2019 movie "Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu," shared the exciting news on her Instagram account. Displaying a meticulous recreation of one of Silk Smitha's iconic images, Chandrika donned a saree with smoky eyes, capturing the essence of Silk's persona. In her Instagram post, she expressed heartfelt wishes to the timeless beauty Silk Smitha on her 63rd birthday, emphasizing that the film would unveil the untold story of the iconic actress, with the blessings of her family.
Originally hailing from Australia and later making a mark in Los Angeles, USA, Chandrika Ravi has been making waves in the acting and modeling industry. Her foray into the Telugu film industry marked the beginning of a promising career, and she is currently gearing up for an English-language project titled "Bollywood to Hollywood."
Silk Smitha, a luminary in Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil cinema, left an indelible mark with her captivating performances. Renowned for her role as a cabaret dancer in the 1980 film "Vandichakkaram," she achieved fame but consistently expressed her desire to be recognized as a character artist, showcasing the depth of her acting prowess. Despite her glamorous roles, Silk Smitha's untimely demise in September 1996 left a void in the industry, making the biopic a poignant tribute to her legacy.