On the occasion of Silk Smitha's 63rd birth anniversary, Australian-Indian actor, model, and dancer Chandrika Ravi took to social media to announce a biopic on the former titled Silk Smitha: The Untold Story. The film will be directed by Jayaram Sankaran, who recently helmed the eight-episode Tamil series Sweet Kaaram Coffee for Prime Video.Silk Smitha’s 63rd birth anniversary: Chandrika Ravi announces biopic; shares first look poster
Sharing a striking first look poster, Chandrika, dressed in a saree, with kohl-lined eyes and a seductive finger bite, bears an uncanny resemblance to the iconic Silk Smitha.
"Happy 63rd birthday to the timeless beauty, Silk Smitha. With the blessings of her family, it is with immense gratitude that we share with the world her untold story," Chandrika wrote on Instagram.
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Born and raised in Australia, Chandrika moved to Los Angeles, US, to pursue her acting and modelling career. She made her acting debut in the 2018 Tamil film Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu and went on to star in its Telugu remake titled Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu.
Her breakthrough came with a special number called ‘Maa Bava Manobhavalu’ in the Balakrishna starrer Veera Simha Reddy. She will also soon be seen in an English project titled Bollywood to Hollywood.
Speaking of Silk Smitha, the notable actress passed away in September 1996. She was a prominent figure in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, with a few notable Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films under her belt. After her breakthrough role as a cabaret dancer named Silk in the 1980 film Vandichakkaram, she was often typecast in similar roles throughout her career.
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